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Published: Wednesday, 6/11/2014


Teen gets jail in attempt to solicit sex from girl


An 18-year-old who sent Facebook messages attempting to solicit sex from an 11-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

Destin Garcia, of 3134 Glencairn Ave. also was placed on community control for three years and ordered to undergo sex offender treatment and have no contact with the victim by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Myron Duhart.

Garcia entered an Alford plea and was found guilty May 20 of attempted importuning for sending the messages Feb. 24. Judge Duhart classified him as a Tier I sex offender who must register his address with the sheriff in the county where he lives once a year for the next 15 years.

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