Gregory Serrano molestation trial set to begin


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PASADENA — The trial of a Monrovia man suspected of using the Internet to lure, molest and take pictures of 10 underage girls is scheduled to begin this month, officials said.
Gregory Scott Serrano, 34, is due to go on trial Feb. 9 at Pasadena Superior Court, court officials said.
Serrano has been charged with 20 counts of child molestation in the alleged crimes, which Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials say date back to June of 2006, United States Attorney Joey Blanch said.
In addition to the local charges, Serrano has been indicted on 23 federal charges including using the Internet to entice minors, producing and possessing child pornography and destroying evidence, United States Attorney’s officials said.
Serrano was arrested March 12 after a 15-year-old girl reported the alleged molestation to her parents, officials said.
The alleged victims in the case range in age from 13 to 17, said Blanch.
If convicted on the federal charges alone, Serrano could face a sentence of life in prison, she added.

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