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Guilty plea in trucker's sex with girl

A Texas man who worked for a Maryland trucking company has pleaded guilty to transporting an 11-year-old girl from Maryland for sex.

Prosecutors say 41-year-old Elmer Zelaya-Robles took the girl from Prince George's County in February to other states including Virginia and Tennessee.

Prosecutors say Zelaya-Robles had sex multiple times with the girl and that he planned to reside with her in Dallas.

The girl called her mother and said she was with Zelaya-Robles, who was friends with her family. The girls' parents called police and prosecutors say a Tennessee highway trooper stopped Zelaya-Robles after an Amber Alert was issued.

Zelaya-Robles is scheduled to be sentenced in December. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 6, 2010; 7:53 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , From the Courthouse , Pr. George's , Sex Crimes , Updates  
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Anyone else see a problem with the headline: "Guilty plea for trucker in teen sex"?

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | August 6, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Eleven isn't even a teen!

Posted by: ChillAboutMilitaryHummers | August 6, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, they really need to start cracking down on these pervs. Cases like this are becoming way too common. Ten years sounds like a slap on the wrist to me. This GIRL (not teen) is going to have to live with this for the rest of her life; I feel it's only fair for him to spend the rest of his in jail...even though UNDER the jail would be much better. Absolutely disgusting...

Posted by: ms_mbacpa | August 6, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

10 years??!! this perv should never see the blue sky ever again. sex with an eleven year old??*(&*^$#$$%&&^*!!!

Posted by: astroman215aolcom | August 6, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

11 years old isn't a teenager!! And the title makes it seem like the sex was consensual. How about Guilty Plea for the waste of a human life pedophile that raped an 11 year old little girl?

Posted by: Redial1 | August 6, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I hope I'm dreaming...this can't be real. God help us all.

Posted by: CMIX | August 6, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Disgusting, these people are the downfall of our society.

Posted by: mjfadaway23 | August 6, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mjfadaway23 | August 6, 2010 12:31 PM

Disgusting, these people are the downfall of our society.
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No, no. The liberals are the downfall of our society.

Posted by: willtill | August 6, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Notice TEXAS. Would you please secede, then you can freaks and nazi's can wild and do what you please.

Posted by: Trout1 | August 6, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Zelaya-Robles

Posted by: kinkysr | August 6, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

She's a CHILD not a teen-she's11 years old. The perp is a predator. Lock him up and throw away the key!

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 6, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

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