Crime

Nampa man sent to prison after trying to lure 13-year-old girl into having sex

Dion Garcia, 36, was sentenced last week to five to 20 years for felony enticement of children over the Internet and possession of sexually exploitative materials.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped an additional enticement count and two counts of possession of sexually exploitative materials.

The parents of a 13-year-old girl notified Meridian police last August after discovering messages containing sexual content on their daughter’s Facebook page.

An Ada County sheriff’s detective took control of the FB account and began talking to Garcia. They arranged to meet in a park on Aug. 16.

Deputies arrested Garcia following a traffic stop near Ten Mile Road and Pine Avenue, a few miles from the park where he had arranged to meet the girl.

The Ada County Sheriff¹s detective in charge of the case works with the Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force, a statewide coalition of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies focused on apprehending and prosecuting people who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.

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