Idaho man who lured 12-year-old NM girl for sex pleads guilty

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 19-year-old Idaho man who had sex with a 12-year-old New Mexico girl whom he met while playing a multiplayer Internet role-playing game has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boise.

When he's sentenced Dec. 2, Alexander Lynn Trowell of Nampa faces up to 30 years behind bars, a $250,000 and lifetime supervision.

Trowell met the girl from New Mexico in 2010 playing World of Warcraft online.

In his plea agreement, Trowell told prosecutors he eventually helped her run away to Idaho by purchasing her a plane ticket.

On April 20, the girl took a taxi to the airport and flew to Boise where she met with Trowell.

The girl's mother then notified Nampa police, who arrested Trowell at his home before the girl was returned to New Mexico.