A Canadian military man who police say rode his motorcycle about 3,000 miles to have sex with a 17-year-old Gilroy girl was arrested Sunday night when he showed up at her home.
Michael DeBruyn, 24, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, was arrested at about 7:15 p.m. after the girl's parents called police, according to Gilroy police Sgt. Wes Stanford.
DeBruyn, who lives in Wallaceburg, Ontario and was on military leave, had been exchanging sexually graphic text messages and photos with the girl for the past two months, according to police.
DeBruyn was arrested for suspicion of sending or possession of obscene matter depicting minors, contact of minor with intent to commit sexual offense and annoying and/or molesting a child under 18, according to police. DeBruyn was also found to be in possession of child pornography, according to police.
DeBruyn is in Santa Clara County jail on a immigration hold, according to Stanford, adding that in addition to criminal charges in California, he faces possible action by the Canadian military.
Based on their preliminary investigation, police say DeBruyn has exchanged sexually graphic text messages and photos with the girl for approximately the past two months. DeBruyn first met the girl about four years ago through an online social networking site but lost contact with her, Stanford said.
The two reconnected online and began exchanging messages, according to Stanford. During the past few months, the material became more explicit, Stanford said.
Now that's dedication when you're willing to drive that far to have sex with an underage girl. That should serve him well in prison.