Press release from Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney
LOUISA, VA - Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Garrett announced Alan Sauve, 48, of Canada was convicted of twenty-two counts of soliciting a child over the internet for sexual purposes and will serve 110 years in prison.
In 2010, a 14-year-old told her teacher that she was communicating with a 16-year-old who was in danger. An investigation into the 16-year-old revealed that the 16-year-old with whom she was engaged in an online relationship was actually a 47-year-old man from Canada. Detective Patrick Siewert, an Internet Crimes Against Children officer, assumed the online identity of the child and responded to the defendant's constant sexual e-mails. Ultimately, the defendant agreed to travel from Canada to meet the child to get her pregnant and try to return to Canada with her. When he crossed the border, officers confirmed the identity of Alan Sauve, a school bus driver from Canada and he was extradited to Louisa.
On speaking on the sentence and conviction Garrett said "this case reaffirms our duty to protect our children. Predators from around the world use the internet to prey on our children. We hope this case sends a message to the defendant and all who prey on children. If you prey on our children we are coming after you and we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. Mr. Sauve, like Mr. Spiker who is serving a 100 year sentence for the same crime, like Mr. Baldwin who is serving a 90 year sentence for the same crime will all spend the rest of their lives in prison where they will no longer prey on children." Mr. Sauve's sentence is the longest to date for this crime.