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California man accused of sex abuse of Fairbanks girl

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A San Francisco man has been arrested on charges of wooing an underage Fairbanks girl over the Internet, then traveling to Alaska to have sex with her, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Aaron DeGlanville, 30, pleaded innocent to federal charges of child sex abuse on Monday, according to federal prosecutors. He was arrested in San Francisco Friday after an indictment was handed up by an Anchorage grand jury.

According to the indictment, DeGlanville began a relationship with the Fairbanks girl last June through e-mail contacts and telephone calls.

In December, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Anchorage, he flew to Fairbanks and rented a hotel room. There, prosecutors say, he had sexual relations with the girl.

DeGlanville is also accused of buying a plane ticket early this month to try to bring the girl to San Francisco. Prosecutors aren't saying how old the girl is.

DeGlanville faces five federal charges involving interstate commerce or travel to engage in sexual activity with a juvenile. Each charge carries a prison term of up to 15 years, plus a $250,000.

DeGlanville is in custody. His bail hearing was set for Thursday.



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