A 23-year-old Oroville man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Sacramento to enticement of a minor.
According to court documents, Michael Adam Cruz posted an advertisement on Craigslist in May 2012 seeking a young-looking female. After communicating with an undercover detective that he believed to be a minor female, Cruz agreed to meet June 12, 2012, in Oroville to have sex with her.
Cruz was arrested following his arrival at the designated meeting spot and has been detained in Sacramento County Jail since then, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
Cruz is to be sentenced Jan. 22 by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller.
The case was investigated by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department with agents from federal, state and local agencies. The task force investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement and sex trafficking.