Accused child molester agrees to deportation as part of plea deal

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A Henderson man accused of child molestation has agreed to be deported as part of his plea deal.

According to our media partner, Courier and Press, Mario Alto De Lu Luz, 33, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor and a sexual abuse charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 180 days with credit for time served.

As part of the plea deal, De Lu Luz agreed to be turned over to immigration authorities for deportation.

Initially, De Lu Luz was charged with rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse, but a grand jury dismissed the rape charge.

Authorities say De Lu Luz forced himself on two juveniles over a four-year period and the last alleged incident happened in 2017.

De Lu Luz denied the accusations.

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(This story was originally published on October 24, 2018)

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