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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to picking up a 12-year-old girl in El Dorado and taking her out of state for the purpose of having sex with her.
Stewart Kenneth Cody McGill, 21, Bewdley, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one count of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. In his plea, he admitted he drove from Canada to El Dorado to pick up a 12-year-old girl and have sex with her. Officers later found McGill and the girl parked on a country road in Michigan. They found text messages on the girl’s cell phone in which McGill indicated he intended to have sex with her and he was aware of her age.
The girl told authorities at the time she went with McGill willingly. Prosecutors say McGill told police he met the girl playing "World of Warcraft" online and loved her.
McGill pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in July.
Sentencing is set for April 24. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of eight years in federal prison, followed by five years on supervised release.