A 48-year-old Oklahoma man who had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old runaway girl and traveled with her to Newport Beach pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 42 days in jail — time he has already served since his arrest.

Over the objections of prosecutors, Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson offered a plea deal to Christopher Michael Bartley that reduced felony counts of statutory rape and sexual penetration by a foreign object with an underage victim to misdemeanors, according to court records.

Bartley was also placed on one year of informal probation.

According to Newport Beach police in a motion to increase the defendant’s bail, Bartley transported the 16-year-old girl across “numerous state lines while traveling from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to California.”

Police said the victim “believes she is pregnant” and was reported missing out of Tulsa. Police in Oklahoma had issued three felony arrest warrants for harboring an endangered runaway child, false impersonation of a police officer and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Newport Beach police.

Bartley had a prior residence in Costa Mesa 10 years ago, but no other current ties to California, police said.

Police said they were concerned the victim would “seek Bartley out if released from custody as she also has no ties to the community and has been groomed by Bartley for three years.”

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