Ex-UFC fighter Abel Trujillo sentenced to two years probation in child sexual exploitation case

FORMER UFC fighter Abel Trujillo has been handed a two-year probabation sentence after being found guilty of sending inappropriate messages to a child.

The 36-year-old American accepted a plea deal that allowed him to avoid any felony charges.

And according to 9News, Trujillo will be on probation for two years after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of promoting obscenity.

The Colarado-based news channel first reported that Trujillo was arrested in July and charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child, promotion of obscenity to a minor and sexual exploitation of a child (self/publish).

According to court documents, he agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanour of promoting obscenity while other felonies were dismissed.

According to Sherdog, investigators were informed that the victim had received inappropriate messages from Trujillo.

It is also suggested she initially enjoyed the attention from a "celebrity" but later became uncomfortable with their discussion.

Trujillo was then alleged to have sent her nude photos despite being told to stop and contacted her again a few months after being blocked.

A search warrant was then granted and police seized his phone where it was found that he "had multiple conversations with females under 18 years of age."

Trujillo (24-15-8) last fought in UFC’s lightweight division in December 2017.

He has faced both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson in his career.

Trujillo was scheduled to face former Bellator champ Will Brooks at a Battlefield FC event in 2019.

But he ended up being replaced in the bout shortly after news of his arrest.

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