Torres-Acevado

BUFFALO — A Batavia man who triggered an Amber Alert after he picked up a 14-year-old girl at school and traveled to Pennsylvania with her has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

Guillermo Torres-Acevedo, 23, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo to enticing a minor to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Torres-Acevedo had sex with the girl in November 2018 and was arrested the following day on rape charges. A day later, he picked the girl up from Byron-Bergen Central School just before classes began and drove her to Pennsylvania, where the two had sex.

Under Pennsylvania law, that constituted the crime of statutory sexual assault.

Besides his prison term, he will also face 10 years of post-release supervision on the federal charge.

Torres-Acevedo still faces sentencing in Genesee County Court on a second-degree rape charge in connection with the same incident. He had pleaded guilty to the state charge in December.

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