Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo arrested, charged with sexual exploitation of a child
Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo has been in jail since June 16 after being arrested in Colorado on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity.
Trujillo, 36, was arrested by the Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff’s Office according to a report from TSN.
The professional mixed martial artist was arrested on May 24 in Broward County, Florida, after a warrant for his arrest was issued in Colorado. He was extradited to Douglas County in mid-June.
In Colorado, sexual exploitation of a child is defined as “possessing, producing or distributing sexually explicit material (pornography) involving a child under 18″ and this particular charge, as outlined in Colorado court documents which TSN has did obtain, specifies someone who “possesses or controls any sexually exploitative material for any purpose”.
Inmate records show Trujillo is currently being held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility with a bond set at $10,000 and faces up to 18 months in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000 per charge, if convicted.
A preliminary court hearing for Trujillo is scheduled for this Thursday at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Abel Trujillo twice previously has pleaded guilty to domestic abuse charges against the mother of his child in 2007 and 2009.
The 35-year-old last fought in the UFC in December of 2017 in Winnipeg where he lost to Canadian John Makdessi via unanimous decision.
He was scheduled to participate in the main event of Battlefield FC 2 in Macau on July 27 against former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks, but has subsequently been replaced by Gleison Tibau.
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