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A 27-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl multiple times has taken a plea deal in his case.

Adrian Santa Rosa (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

Adrian Santarosa, who is also identified in court documents as Adrian Santa Rosa, pleaded guilty on Monday to sexual exploitation of a child.

His sentence will be open to the court with options of sex offender intensive supervision probation or four to 12 years in prison, said Boulder County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Shannon Carbone.

Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges, which include sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He will remain out of custody on a bond until his formal sentencing Nov. 22.

Carbone said the victim was in support of the plea deal.

“Our office has worked closely with the victim,” she wrote in an email. “It is because of the victim’s courage that our office was able to secure this guilty plea and felony conviction.”

According to an arrest affidavit, Erie police were called about a missing girl on Aug. 16, 2020, after her parents said she had run away from home.

The girl was located by police in Denver with Santarosa on Aug. 26, 2020, and the girl was taken for a sexual assault examination.

According to the affidavit, the girl told police she met Santarosa through another person at a hotel in Boulder and they started messaging each other on Snapchat and meeting to have sex.

The girl said she initially told Santarosa she was 18, but later told him she was actually 16.

According to the affidavit, the girl messaged Santarosa to pick her up on Aug.16, 2020. It said they had been having sex and smoking marijuana every day they were together until they were found.

Santarosa told police he thought the girl was 19, and did not answer when initially asked if he had sex with her. But after his phone was confiscated, Santarosa admitted there was a video on the phone of the girl performing oral sex on him.

Santarosa has no prior arrests in Colorado, according to online records.