A Virginia man who was convicted of showing up uninvited at an Elmhurst wedding reception and trying to sexually assault a child was sentenced Friday to six years in prison.
Priyang Parikh, 31, of Alexandria, Va., had been found guilty by a DuPage County jury in October for the crime of attempted predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Authorities say Parikh did not know the bride, groom, or anyone else when he appeared at the Sept. 5, 2010, wedding celebration at a reception hall in Elmhurst. But once there, he allegedly lured a young girl into a room at the hall by offering her candy and then exposed himself.
The girl fled, and reception guests chased after him and were able to supply information to the Elmhurst police that led to his arrest, according to prosecutors.
Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced Parikh to six years on the attempted predatory criminal sexual assault of a child charge, and to a concurrent three-year sentence for sexual exploitation of a child.