Safford Man Convicted Of Taking Young Girl For Sex

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TUCSON – A Safford man, Lawrence James Halamek, was found guilty by a federal jury after a four-day trial of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Halamek faces a sentence of up to lifetime imprisonment, followed by up to lifetime supervised release, stringent sex offender conditions, and sex offender registration.

According to the Department of Justice, the evidence at trial showed that in December 2016, Halamek picked up a minor child from her bus stop and transported her to a remote area in New Mexico, with the intent of sexually assaulting her. With the help of an Amber Alert, the two were located the following day.


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