Feds: Man had sex with girl he met through online chess app

Arturo Castro allegedly lured 15 year-old through "Chess with Friends" app

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Connecticut to have sex with an underage girl he met through an online chess app.

Prosecutors say 52-year-old Arturo Castro, of Wilmette, Illinois, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to use of an interstate facility to persuade a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity.

Authorities say Castro began communicating with the then-15-year-old girl in 2013 through the Chess with Friends online app.

Using the app’s chat option, Castro asked the victim to send him naked photographs of herself and create videos of herself engaged in sexually explicit behavior. Prosecutors say in March 2014 he traveled to Connecticut to meet the girl.

Castro, a citizen of Mexico and a permanent U.S. resident, faces sentencing on Aug. 28.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s