Court date reset for man, 80, charged with intent to have sex with minors in PH
Court date has been rescheduled for an 80-year-old Vallejo, California man who traveled to the Philippines for illegal sex with a child and was charged with conspiring to do the same.
Balbino Guerrero Sablad was indicted by a federal grand jury in Sacramento on July 15. The judge postponed his scheduled Jan. 13 status meeting until March 17. Sablad remains in detention without bail in Sacramento County Jail.
In 2019, Sabrad flew to the Philippines with intention of having sex with children under the age of 16, according to court documents.
Sablad allegedly had a sexual chat with the intended victim via Facebook and had sent at least $1,800 before traveling to the Philippines. He was also reportedly in talks with his conspirators about plans to sexually abuse the victim when they got there.
Sablad, who needed a Tagalog interpreter during court proceedings, was arrested by an FBI agent in Sacramento on July 1 and pleaded not guilty. No trial date has been set. His lawyer is Public Defender Hannah Rose Lavalry.
If convicted in court, Sablad faces up to 30 years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine. However, decisions are made at the discretion of the judge, taking into account many variables and in federal judgment guidelines.
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