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Rupert man charged with enticing disabled girl over the internet
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Rupert man charged with enticing disabled girl over the internet

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Sergio Anaya Alcantar

Sergio Anaya Alcantar

RUPERT — An 18-year-old Rupert man awaiting sentencing on a rape charge is now also charged with sending sexualized messages over the internet to a 15-year-old girl with a cognitive disability.

In the new case, Sergio Anaya-Alcantar is charged with enticing a child through the internet, video image or communication device to lure a child under the age of 16.

The charges come after the Rupert Police Department received a tip that Anaya-Alcantar was communicating with the girl and making plans to taker her to Mexico.

The girl’s mother found messages on her daughter’s phone from Anaya-Alcantar where he appeared to be pressuring the girl for sex and exploitative photos, court documents say.

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Police said he denied making plans to leave with her to Mexico.

A preliminary hearing is set in the case at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Minidoka County Magistrate Court.

Anaya-Alcantar was charged in April with felony rape and second-degree kidnapping after police said he took a cognitively impaired 14-year-old girl out of state.

Under a plea agreement, Anaya-Alcantar pleaded guilty to rape and the case is set for sentencing in Minidoka County District Court at 11:20 a.m. Oct. 13.

Along with Anaya-Alcantar, Rosa Elena Alcantar-Garcia, 37, was charged with felony first-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor enticing of a child and Carmelo Villanueva Galarza, 25, was charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor under age 16 in the April incident.Photos: Magic Valley’s Most Wanted

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