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Man gets 1 year on electronic monitor for attempting to meet with minor

BISMARCK -- A Bismarck man was sentenced to serve one year on electronic monitoring for attempting to meet with a minor, after he told the judge he took responsibility for his actions and was in therapy.

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BISMARCK -- A Bismarck man was sentenced to serve one year on electronic monitoring for attempting to meet with a minor, after he told the judge he took responsibility for his actions and was in therapy.

In October, Nicholas Alexander, 22, contacted and agreed to meet with a person he believed was a 14-year-old girl, but was actually an undercover police officer, according to court documents. He pleaded guilty in March to luring minors by computer.

"What I did was horrible. What I did was reckless," Alexander said at the Monday hearing. "I'm scared of myself for ever allowing myself to think that is OK."

Alexander, who said society was the victim of his actions, has gone to counseling and church since his arrest.

South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell credited Alexander for taking responsibility for his actions and took Balaban's recommendation for a sentence.

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