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Man gets 12 years in prison for sex with 14-year-old Corona boy

Michael Killala was sentenced in child sex case.A man charged with traveling from Arizona to have sex with a 14-year-old Corona boy was sentenced Monday to 12 years in federal prison.

Michael Killala, 43, allegedly got the boy drunk on vodka in an Ontario hotel room before having sex, the FBI said in February after the Peoria man was indicted in connection with the incident. 

Killala pleaded guilty in August to two counts of possessing child pornography. He had two images showing him having sex with the boy, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.

Authorities said investigators uncovered more than 3,000 text messages between Killala and the victim and another boy.

He visited the boy once in December 2011, after meeting him in an Internet chat room, and again in January 2012. 

The boy's mother contacted the Ontario Police Department on Jan. 22 to report that her son had been in contact with Killala.

Killala was arrested that day at the Ontario hotel and consented to a search of his room, authorities said. He allegedly admitted that he had sex with the boy twice, gave him vodka and knew that he was underage, the FBI said.

On Monday, the boy's mother spoke at federal court in Riverside during the sentencing hearing. She said Killala "preyed on our son for his own perverse sexual gratification," the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement. She told the court that her son suffered from shame, nightmares, depression and a fear that he would be killed by Killala.

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Photo: Michael Killala. Credit: FBI
 
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