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U.S. man charged with sexual assault of 13-year-old girl he met in B.C. hotel

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — An American man who travelled to British Columbia to meet with a 13-year-old girl been charged with multiple sexual offences.

Police in Abbotsford say 33-year-old Joshua Napoli of Newport News, Va., contacted the teen through social media and travelled to the Fraser Valley city.

Officers say Napoli rented a hotel room Saturday and that the young girl met him there.

They say the teen stayed with him until Sunday, when she left the hotel and contacted a guardian who called police.

Napoli was arrested outside the hotel and has been charged with sexual assault against a child, child luring and sexual interference.

Police are warning parents to be aware of their children's online activities.

The Canadian Press

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