Magnolia man pleads to unlawful sexual contact with minor


DOVER - A Magnolia man has pleaded guilty to two counts each of unlawful sexual conduct against a child and human trafficking a minor, the Delaware Department of Justice announced on Monday.

George Curtis, 31, was arrested following an investigation that found that he, while serving as the photographer for an illicit photoshoot prearranged on social media, repeatedly made unwanted sexual contact with a female minor, the Department of Justice said.

The Department of Justice said Curtis eventually raped the minor and uploaded footage of the assault to the internet 52 times, advertising the victim for sexual services.

The convictions are Class B Felonies and Curtis faces a minimum of 12 years in prison to a maximum of 100 years in prison at sentencing, police said.

“I cannot begin to fathom the horrors that his victim has endured,” said Attorney General Kathy Jennings.

“I am profoundly grateful to the Delaware State Police and our prosecutors for bringing this violator to justice.”

Curtis is currently a Tier 2 sex offender following a 2013 conviction for second-degree unlawful sexual contact.

The Department of Justice said that anyone who suspects human trafficking may be occurring should contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888, or call 911 if someone may be in imminent danger.

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