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November 18, 2013

Johnstown man sentenced on sex crimes in Washington County

WASHINGTON — A 33-year-old Johnstown man who met a Washington County teenage girl online in May was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 to 6 years in a state prison after pleading guilty to committing sex crimes via the Internet and corrupting her morals, a newspaper reported.

Victor Eugene Pulgar, who was given credit for time served in the county jail, also will face 5 years of probation after completing his prison term, the Washington Observer-Reporter said.

Washington County Judge Katherine B. Emery also required Pulgar to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and report to authorities for the next 25 years, the newspaper reports.

The girl, who was then 16, told police she met Pulgar in person when he came to her home. After a few weeks she found she could not trust him and her parents contacted police.

The judge allowed Pulgar to remain free on bond while he faced Cambria County charges for selling obscene or sexual materials, coercing or threatening to expose a secret and harassment by communication using lewd or threatening language, the newspaper reports.

Court records show Pulgar’s Cambria County case has been granted a continuance through Dec. 5.

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