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Illinois man accused of sex crimes with Arroyo Grande girl he met on the Internet

An Illinois man has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old Arroyo Grande girl whom he met on the Internet, according to Arroyo Grande Police Department officials.

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant on March 11 for Lionel Meza, 43, as a result of an investigation by Arroyo Grande police into his alleged sexual activity with the teen, according to police officials.

After a three-state investigation, Meza was arrested March 15 in Round Lake, Illinois, local police said.

The warrant charges Meza with five counts of oral copulation with a person under 18 and one count of sexual penetration of a person under 18, with full extradition and a bail amount of $1 million.

Meza and the teen formed a relationship on the Internet in late 2007, Arroyo Grande police said.

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