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Cops: Man assaulted 13-year-old girl he met online

A 20-year-old man has been charged with criminal sexual assault after he admitted having sex with a 13-year-old girl he had met online.

Steve Burton was arrested after a Des Plaines police officer saw him and the girl getting dressed in a car parked in Lions Woods at Golf and River Roads, authorities said.

The girl told police that she met Burton on MySpace when she was 12 and they had been texting, chatting on Facebook and talking by phone for about six month, according to the Cook County sheriff's office.

On Jan. 15, Burton called her several times, then showed up at her home and drove her to the forest preserve, where they engaged in sex, the office said.

Police say Burton admitted in a written statement that he knew the victim was 12 when they met online.  Burton also admitted he had sex with the girl on at least four other occasions.

Burton was charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was ordered held on $100,000 bail.

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