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Jury Finds San Jose Man Guilty of Traveling to Manila to Have Sex With Underage Girl

A federal jury has found a San Jose man who traveled to Manila several times to have sex with an underage girl guilty of sex tourism.

A federal jury on Friday also convicted 56-year-old Michael Lindsay of obstruction charges.

Federal prosecutors say evidence showed that Lindsay frequently traveled from San Francisco to the Philippines capital to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

They say the investigation began in 2012 when Homeland Security Investigations received a report that Lindsay arranged the meetings with the girl's mother and paid the woman for the sexual encounters.

Prosecutors say Lindsay tried to tamper with a witness and obstruct justice after finding out a federal grand jury had charged him.

He is currently in custody and is scheduled to be sentenced in August in San Francisco.

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