31-Year-Old Santa Ana Man Sentenced to 336 Days For Luring 13-year-old

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SANTA ANA (CNS) - A 31-year-old man was placed on three years of formal probation and sentenced to 336 days behind bars -- which he has already served - - for luring a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him in Santa Ana, court records show.

German Alfonso Martinez, who was sentenced Friday, pleaded guilty to a felony count of luring a child with the intent to commit a sex crime. One count each of distributing pornography to a minor with the intent to engage in sexual conduct and attempted lewd act on a child younger than 14 were dropped as part of his plea agreement.

The Los Angeles resident was arrested April 22 at El Salvador Park by investigators who had orchestrated a sting operation, according to Santa Ana police.

Shortly after the girl started a Facebook page, she was contacted by Martinez, according to police, who said his messages to the teen were ``highly inappropriate, soliciting sex from the victim.''

Police were notified, and investigators continued a dialogue with the suspect, pretending to be the girl.

Martinez drove to the park on a Saturday ``with the intent of taking the victim to a local motel'' to have sex with her there, police said.

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