Online luring nets Windsor man 110 years in U.S. jail

A former Windsor school bus driver will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted Wednesday in a Virginia court of luring an American teenager online.

A former Windsor school bus driver will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted Wednesday in a Virginia court of luring an American teenager online.

Alan Sauve, 48, was convicted on 22 counts of soliciting a child over the internet for sexual purposes and sentenced to 110 years in prison.

Sauve was arrested in Michigan last November after police learned he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl in Virginia.

Sauve was on his way to Virginia when he was arrested.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in a Louisa, Va., court last January.

Police in Virginia said they investigated for 10 months after being told Sauve was talking online to the 14-year-old girl.

A police task force on internet crimes then assumed the girl's identity to communicate with Sauve, police said.

Not realizing he was dealing with the police, Sauve agreed to a meeting in Michigan, and border patrol agents were waiting for him when he crossed the border into Detroit.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents arrested Sauve Nov. 13, and he was extradited to Virginia where he was held until his trial Wednesday.