Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Man charged in Web
seduction of girl

By Leila Fujimori

A 34-year-old Oahu man was charged in federal court yesterday for allegedly enticing a 13-year-old Kauai girl to have sex with him and producing videotapes of the activities.

Michael Solis Cabrera traveled from Oahu to Kauai last week to have sex with the minor, according to U.S. Customs Service Agent Richard Bratt's affidavit, which is attached to the criminal complaint.

On May 16, a Kauai police officer, investigating a truancy case, went to the girl's home, Bratt stated. The girl's sister told police she had gone to the Kauai Sands Hotel the day before to have sex with a man named "Mike" from Oahu.

The sister told police the girl met Mike on the Internet and had sex six times with him on May 15, and showed her a "hickey" as proof, according to the affidavit.

Police went to the hotel room and discovered the girl with Cabrera, the agent said.

The girl told police she met Cabrera in an Internet chat room, where she told him she was 13 and he gave his age as 26, the affidavit said.

According to the criminal complaint:

>> Cabrera told the girl he would be on Kauai for a tennis tournament and he called her May 15.

>> The two went to the Kauai Sands Hotel on May 15-16, where Cabrera videotaped them engaged in acts considered sexually explicit conduct under the law.

>> The police got a search warrant for the hotel room and seized an 8 mm video camera, a disposable camera and 8 mm videotapes, which showed Cabrera in various sexual acts with the girl.

Cabrera faces a maximum 20 years in prison and a mandatory minimum of 10 years without parole.

Over the past year, Kauai police said there have been several cases of young girls being contacted by adult males via Internet chat rooms then going off island to meet them.

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