MARTINSBURG, WV – Attorneys announced they have arrived to a plea agreement in the case of a Stephens City, Virginia, man accused of having sexual relations with a girl under the age of 14 after misrepresenting himself as a 15-year-old boy online.
Assistant prosecutor Christine Riley and defense attorney Tom Stanley told Judge Gray Silver II they are prepared to enter into a plea agreement in the case of 23-year-old Eduardo Trejo-Ruiz, who was indicted in February on one felony count of second-degree sexual assault and one felony count of third-degree sexual assault.
However, before Silver would take the plea, he wanted to know if there was a need to do a pre-sentence investigation due to the nature of the crime. Riley said she didn’t believe so.
“Everyone is on board with the agreement, including the victim’s family,” she said. “I’m pretty sure Mr. Trejo-Ruiz doesn’t need a report, because he is going to be incarcerated, not given probation.”
Silver set Trejo-Ruiz’s plea and sentencing hearing for Oct. 26, after a probation officer agreed to do the report, due to the age of the victim.
Police say West Virginia State Police discovered last summer that Trejo-Ruiz allegedly told a girl he was 15 online, then after getting her address, came over to her home in Berkeley County and had sexual intercourse with her.
Records show police were able to identify Trejo-Ruiz by cross-referencing his phone number with a fake online profile, as well as a picture he sent the victim and a mugshot from a DUI arrest in Frederick County, Virginia.