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California man pleads guilty to enticing Utah girl

California man pleads guilty to enticing Utah girl



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A California man, arrested for trying to lure a Utah girl into a sexual relationship by using an online game, pleaded guilty.

Robert Davison, 41, of Kelseyville, California, faces a minimum mandatory 10-year federal prison sentence after pleaded guilty to one count of coercion and enticement for illegal sexual activity.

Davison will be sentenced December 17. He will undergo a psychosexual examination and testing before he is sentenced.

In November 2008 Centerville police began investigating the 13-year-old girl's disappearance when she didn't return home from school.

Officers discovered the girl's communication with a man known only as "Bear" while playing the online Internet game, "World of Warcraft." Their conversations later moved to instant messaging.

Later that night, police found the girl at the Salt Lake City intermodal hub waiting to board a bus to California with a ticket they say Davison helped buy.

Authorities arrested Davison Feb. 12 in California and brought him to Utah.

As a part of the plea deal, Davison admitted he used the internet, in particular instant messaging, to coerce the minor to travel to California to engage in sexual activity with him. He also admitted he knew that he could have been charged with a criminal offense for engaging in the sexual activity with the girl.

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