Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 12:04 am
Rochester, NY (May 14, 2019) – Police have announced that a man from California who traveled to Rochester in an effort to have sex with a 12-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to the charges against him. Gabriel Murillo, 44, of San Bernardino County, CA, pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted online enticement of a minor on Tuesday, May 14th, according to authorities.
Investigators stated that, between April 2018 and February 2019, Murillo engaged in sexually explicit conversations with a person who he thought was a 12-year-old girl via the social media app Kik Messenger. Murillo believed he was communicating with a minor named Hannah in the town of Avon and flew from Los Angeles to Rochester in February to meet the child for sex.
The girl Murillo was trying to meet was actually an undercover officer with the New York State Police and the suspect was immediately arrested at the airport. Murillo faces 10 years to life in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release. He will be sentenced on August 6th.
Sexual Abuse in New York
While this case may not have a victim, we would, first and foremost, like to offer our sincere sympathies to the children who have been abused by predators like Gabriel Murillo. We can only hope for their abilities to physically, mentally, and emotionally recover from their abuse. It is terribly important to understand that, as the victim of sexual abuse in New York, you may likely have very substantial rights in terms of recovering compensation for the misconduct that you were wrongfully forced to endure.
At Hach & Rose, we are devoted to holding sexual abusers accountable for their atrocious and appalling actions. Our compassionate attorneys are unconditionally dedicated to providing victims with the most knowledgeable and experienced representation possible. As members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse in New York, please contact our sexual abuse attorneys at 212-779-0057 today.
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