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Man Imprisoned for Attempting to Seduce 'Dance Mom' Star

Phoenix Sundown pleaded guilty to sending harmful to minor with intent of seduction and animal cruelty

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    Man Sentenced for Trying to Seduce 'Dance Moms' Star

    San Diego resident Phoenix Sundown was sentenced to three years in prison for sending explicit material to an 11-year-old star of the TV show, "Dance Moms." NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016)

    A San Diego man who sent explicit material to an 11-year-old girl featured on the reality TV show "Dance Moms" was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.

    Phoenix Sundown, 37, pleaded guilty to sending harmful material to a minor with intent of seduction and to a charge of animal cruelty.

    The animal cruelty charge was connected to a YouTube video showing Sundown lighting a mouse on fire.

    When Judge Herbert J. Exarhos asked Sundown if there was anything he'd like to say before sentencing, the defendant made several statements unrelated to the case.

    "Vote Hillary Clinton for President," the defendant said adding that he felt his experience with Paris Jackson "made all this worth it."

    So excited for the photo shoot with @rolfbleu today !!!

    A photo posted by JoJo Siwa (@itsjojosiwa) on

    Sundown has a tattoo on his neck of Jojo Siwa, a cast member of the Lifetime show featuring the Pittsburgh-based dance school. Her nickname is "JoJo with a Bow Bow" for her fondness of hair bows and shiny accessories.

    Images: 'Dance Mom' Star JoJo SiwaImages: 'Dance Mom' Star JoJo Siwa