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71-year-old 'sexual psychopath' arrested at LAX gets 17-year sentence

November 10, 2009 |  7:26 am

A 71-year-old man described by authorities as a "sexual psychopath" was sentenced to 17-1/2 years in prison for attempting to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor overseas.

Arthur Leroy Shoot was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, allegedly carrying pornographic pictures of his wife's preteen niece. Shoot arrived in Los Angeles from the Philippines, where he and his wife lived, according to federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors described Shoot as a "a self-admitted pedophile and a sexual psychopath'' who has been convicted of child sex offenses three times. He molested his 11-year-old daughter four decades ago, officials said.

Shoot pleaded guilty in connection to the LAX arrest last year and was sentenced Monday.

--Shelby Grad

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