A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday and was immediately sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Orange County and a 17-year-old girl in Glendora.

Image of Friends Talk app.
Image of Friends Talk app website.
Moonjun Kim pleaded guilty to one count each of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, meeting a minor to commit lewd conduct and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

Multiple other felony charges were dropped as part of the plea deal with prosecutors, said Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer.

Kim and the 13-year-old first made contact online through a text-messaging app called “Friends Talk,” according to Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Eventually, the two met in person at a mall in Irvine on Nov. 28, 2014, and he drove her to his then-residence in La Habra, where he sexually assaulted her, according to Wyatt.

The teen contacted Anaheim police, mistakenly believing the crime had occurred in that city. Anaheim investigators worked up a fake profile on the app and a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl initiated contact with Kim, Wyatt said.

Kim sent several photographs of his genitals and offered to meet the girl to have sex. Police arrested him at Chaparral Park in Anaheim on March 29 as he waited for the fictitious teen, Wyatt said, adding that Kim had various sex toys, condoms and lubricants with him.

Kim told police he intended to videotape a sexual encounter with the teen. He also told investigators he had met other underage girls online using apps such as LINE, We Talk and Kakao Talk, as well as social media platforms such as Facebook and Skype, Wyatt said.

On Feb. 1, Kim had sex in Glendora with a 17-year-old girl he also met online, Zimmer said.

— City News Service

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