Abel Trujillo accepts plea agreement after child sexual exploitation charges

Abel Trujillo accepts plea agreement after child sexual exploitation charges

Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo (15-8) has accepted a plea agreement after facing a child sexual exploitation case in Castle Rock, Colorado. 9News first reported the news following the release of court documents from Friday’s hearing in Douglas County.

With the plea agreement Trujillo has avoided felony charges after initially been hit with attempted sexual exploitation of a child, promotion of obscenity to a minor and sexual exploitation of a child (self/publish). He plead guilty on only one misdemeanor charge of promoting obscenity.

According to the report, Trujillo was initially arrested this past July after exchanging inappropriate messages through social media with a minor.

The victim said communication began on Instagram.  He requested to “follow” her and she accepted because he was a “celebrity.” She became uncomfortable with the messages he began to send and stated that the professional mixed martial artist was sending her nude photographs. The victim eventually blocked him on social media but several months later he got in contact with her again. She then contacted the police.

A search warrant was granted to search Trujillo’s phone. He later admitted that “he had multiple conversations with females under the age of 18” as well as sending them nude photos.

If convicted, Trujillo could possibly face up to 18 months in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for April 6.

Trujillo’s last fight was a unanimous decision loss to John Makdessi at UFC on FOX 26 in December 2017. The lightweight fighter first arrived in the UFC in 2012 and fought 11 times for the promotion.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information