The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says a federal judge didn't consider arguments from Michael Begin's defense attorney that the sentence might be unduly harsh.
Begin has pleaded guilty to attempting to seduce the girl and attempting to transfer obscene material to her.
What Begin didn't know is that the girl's mother saw messages he had sent in late 2009 and contacted the FBI, who then used the girl's cell phone and MySpace account to keep in touch with Begin.
The Bradford man was carrying handcuffs and a condom when he was arrested at a restaurant where he arranged to meet the girl in February 2010.