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Batavia man accused of abducting 14-year-old-girl pleads guilty

WHECTV
Updated: December 05, 2019 07:59 AM
Created: December 04, 2019 09:28 PM

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Batavia man accused of abducting a local teen pleaded guilty to a charge of enticing a minor to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity.

An Assistant U.S. attorney said 23-year-old Guillermo Torres-Acevedo, who was 22 at the time of the incident on Nov. 25, 2018, had sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. He was arrested the next day on charges including rape in violation of New York Penal Law.

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After his arrest, Torres-Acevedo is accused of persuading the victim to travel out of state with him to continue their relationship. 

On Nov. 29, 2018, Torres-Acevedo picked the victim up from school and drove her to Pennsylvania, where investigators say they had sex, which constituted statutory sexual assault under Pennsylvania law.

The incident triggered an Amber Alert at the time.

His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2020. He faces up to 20 years in prison.


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