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Youngstown man sentenced to 21 years in prison for sexually abusing minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Youngstown man was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for traveling across state lines to engage in illegal sexual activity, law enforcement officials said.

David Guevara, Sr., 35, was sentenced to 262 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko.

Guevara met a 15-year old girl in July 2015 and began a sexual relationship with her. Initially, Guevara would have sex with the minor in a tent under a Youngstown bridge.  On July 31, 2015, Guevara purchased travel arrangements to move them to Philadelphia. During their trip and once they arrived in Philadelphia, Guevara Sr. continued to engage in sexual intercourse with the minor, according to court documents.

Guevara was originally interviewed by local law enforcement on December 14, 2015.  He admitted to engaging in a sexual relationship with the minor and traveling with her to Philadelphia, even though he knew that she was just 15 years old.  Guevara also stated that it was his intent to have a child with the minor and to move her and the baby to Mexico, according to court documents.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Youngstown Resident Agency, the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, and the Youngstown Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benedict S. Gullo. 

Updated September 7, 2016

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