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In the annals of creepiness, this story takes the cake.

Authorities today said 61-year-old L.A. resident Robert Truxal agreed to a plea deal that will likely send him to jail for a year. What did he do?

He had lewd, sexual conversations over the internet with …

… a 12-year-old girl.

Yeah. The L.A. City Attorney's office says that Truxal met the girl in a chat room and eventually even set up a website dedicated to their relationship.

Yeah.

The most appalling aspect of the case is that it was cracked after the girl's dad — she lives in North Carolina — caught her having a “a phone sex conversation involving Truxal,” according to a City Attorney's statement.

Eek.

State troopers were called in and the case was eventually referred to L.A. prosecutors who say that “Truxal and the victim exchanged several explicit emails.”

That's a crime.

The geezer perv pleaded no contest to child annoyance and sending harmful material to a minor. He's facing not only that year in jail, but also 60 months of probation, registration as a sex offender, and no contact with the victim, her family, or any other minors via the internet.

Formal sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 6.

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