MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A 32-year-old Los Angeles man who stalked a woman for almost a decade after he met her in India has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after a Texas jury convicted him of breaking into her Dallas-area apartment and setting up a false credit tracking account to locate her.

Attorneys for Jitender Singh tell The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1VEwdf0 ) they'll appeal this week's verdict from a Collin County jury.

Prosecutors say Singh was arrested after breaking into the woman's Plano apartment in 2014 and stealing several items.

Prosecutors say the two were college classmates in Delhi, India, that she refused a 2006 marriage proposal and that Singh assaulted her father in India. They say he followed her back to the U.S., to California, New York and then to Texas.