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A commercial airline pilot has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Clarksburg on charges of traveling across state lines in order to have sex with a 15-year-old girl from Ohio, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II said.

Mustafa M. Bazbaz, 28, of Oakdale, Pa., was named in a two-count indictment charging him with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, Ihlenfeld said.

The indictment states Bazbaz began communicating with the girl in December via the MeetMe.com website, allegedly telling the girl he was 17 and sending her sexually explicit images of himself before arranging to pick her up near her home in Jefferson County, Ohio, in December 2013 and driving her to a hotel room in Hancock County for sex.

If convicted, Bazbaz faces up to 40 years in prison. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams Jr. and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hancock County sheriff's deputies.

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