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PD: CA man took Mesa girl from home twice

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 16:31:23-05

A 23-year-old man from Hollywood, Calif. is accused of using sex and computers to entice a 16-year-old Mesa girl to leave home with him.

Court documents show that over an 18-month period prior to August 2015, German Ekgamboa repeatedly enticed the victim with a laptop computer and iPods to live with him and his family in Hollywood.

The girl's parents found out she was contacting an adult male on an online relationship site. The court papers show that the parents discovered several messages and photos that were sexual in nature.

Police say the parents made contact with Ekgamboa, warning him that their daughter was underage and to stay away from her, but he did not heed their warnings.

In March of 2015 Ekgamboa entered the home through a window and had sex with the victim. He also gave her the computer and iPods so they could "stay in touch."

In August, Ekgamboa traveled to Mesa, picked up the victim and brought her to his Hollywood home.

Los Angeles Police found the girl and returned her home. Ekgamboa was arrested but later released.

On Jan. 22,  the parents came home to find their daughter missing again. They checked their in-home camera system and found out that Ekgamboa returned yet again and took their daughter.

Mesa Police found his car at the Superstition Springs Mall, where his car was parked outside the theater. Around 9 p.m. they spotted Ekgamboa and the girl.

Ekgamboa has been charged with sexual conduct with a minor and multiple counts of custodial interference.