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October 16, 2020: Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Meeting Teen for Sex

Pamela J. Johnson, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with meeting a teenage girl for sex after luring her through an online social networking service, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Miguel Cabrera (dob 1/28/82) was charged in case BA490659 with one felony count each of meeting a minor for lewd purposes and distributing pornography to a minor.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges today and is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing in Department 37 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on November 18.

In October 2019, Cabrera allegedly met an undercover officer posing as a 17-year-old girl on a mobile dating app. The defendant is accused of arranging to meet the girl and later appearing at the agreed upon location where he was arrested.

If convicted as charged, Cabrera faces a possible maximum sentence of four years, eight months in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.