Man Sentenced for Arranging Meeting with Girl for Sex
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota says a 27-year-old Guatemalan man has been sentenced to 3 years 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to using a cell phone to arrange meeting a 15-year-old girl for sex.
U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Jose Joaquin Oxlaj was indicted for use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor on May 5 and pleaded guilty on October 27th. He was sentenced this past week.
Prosecutors say Oxlaj responded to an advertisement on the website Skout. They say he sent text messages with his cell phone and agreed to meet at a hotel in Sioux Falls to have sex with a 15 year-old girl. Officers arrested him after finding him with his cell phone and more than $900 in cash.
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