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California man admits to flying to Rochester for sex with 12-year-old girl

California man admits to flying to Rochester for sex with 12-year-old girl

May 14, 2019 01:41 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A California man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Rochester in an attempt to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.

Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Gabriel Murillo, of San Bernadino County, pleaded guilty to attempted online enticement of a minor. He faces 10 years to life in prison, a lifetime period of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. 

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Investigators say between April 2018 and February 2019, Murillo used the social media app Kik Messenger to engage in sexually explicit conversations with someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl named Hannah in Avon.

Murillo flew from Los Angeles to Rochester in February to have sex with the girl who was actually an undercover investigator with the New York State Police. He was taken into custody at the airport. 

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 6.

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