American man groomed then abducted Cornish girl, 14

A man from the US has admitted abducting a girl from Cornwall whom he groomed on the internet.

David Telles, 38, from California, flew to Britain in June to meet the 14-year-old after exchanging messages online. He took her from Launceston to a hotel near Exeter.

Telles admitted taking part in sex acts with her over a four-day period which ended when police raided the hotel.

He is due to be sentenced next month at Exeter Crown Court.

Telles, of Trenton Circle, Pleasanton, admitted meeting a child following sexual grooming, abducting a child, three offences of sexual activity with a child, and engaging in a sexual act in the presence of a child.

Judge Francis Gilbert said Telles would "be receiving a sentence of such length he will be deported automatically when he is released".

Telles was remanded in custody and ordered to sign on to the sex offenders' register.

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