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A man who sent sexual messages to a 15-year-old girl, and bought her a plane ticket from Tasmania to Melbourne, has been convicted of child stealing.
Anthony Taylor, 31, met the girl while questing in Azeroth and started regularly talking to her. According to news.com.au, they also spoke over the phone.
Despite being threatened by the girl's father when he found out about the relationship, Taylor bought a ticket for her to come and see him, even depositing money in her bank account so she could get a taxi to the airport.
He was arrested as he waited for the girl to arrive in Melbourne. When police confronted him, he admitted buying the girl a ticket and said he "thought the age could be a problem."
During his trial, the court was told Taylor had already been found guilty of having a relationship with a girl under sixteen. He had fathered her child.
Taylor got seven-months non-custodial in an intensive corrections order