LOUISA, Va. - A Virginia court has sentenced a former school bus driver from Windsor, Ont., to 110 years in prison for soliciting a 14-year-old girl.

Alan Sauve, 48, was convicted of 22 counts of soliciting a child over the Internet for sexual purposes.

A 14-year-old Louisa, Va., girl told her teacher in 2010 that she was communicating with a 16-year-old who was in danger.

An investigation revealed that the 16-year-old she was involved with online was actually a man from Canada.

Det. Patrick Siewert assumed the girl's online identity and responded to Sauve's sexual emails, ultimately persuading him to travel to the United States to meet her.

When Sauve crossed the border, he was arrested and extradited to Louisa.

"This case reaffirms our duty to protect our children," Louisa attorney Tom Garrett said Wednesday in a release.

"Predators from around the world use the Internet to prey on our children," Garrett added.

Garrett said Sauve's sentence is the longest a Virginia court has handed down for this crime.