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Pilot admits to having sex with 15-year-old Ohio girl in Weirton, West Virginia

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An airline pilot has pleaded guilty in federal court in Wheeling, WV to crossing state lines in December to have sex with a juvenile.

Mustafa Momoun Bazbaz, 28, formerly a pilot for Republic Airways stationed in Pittsburgh, admitted he'd arranged a rendezvous with a 15-year-old girl from Jefferson County, Ohio, who he met online via a website, MeetMe.com.

U.S. Attorney William J. Inhlenfeld II said Bazbaz, claiming to be a 17-year-old boy named “Mike B,” sent the girl sexually explicit photographs, then arranged to pick her up near her home and take her to a hotel in Hancock County.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Hancock County sheriff's deputies, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams Jr.

At sentencing Bazbaz faces up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and supervision for life.