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Disgraced seminarian pleads guilty to charge of attempted human trafficking

April 14, 2016

A former US seminarian has entered a guilty plea to charges that he attempted to purchase a Mexican child to be used for sexual purposes.

Joel Wright was arrested in November after he placed internet ads indicating that he wanted to purchase a baby girl. He was arrested in San Diego when he sought to make the purchase. He now faces up to 10 years in prison.

Wright had been enrolled at the Pontifical Josephinum Seminary in Ohio at the time of his arrest. He was dismissed when the charges against him came to light.

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