Mustafa Momoun Bazbaz, the airline pilot accused of traveling across state lines in order to have sex with a 15-year old girl from Jefferson County in December of 2013, has been indicted by a grand jury.
The indictment charges Bazbaz with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Bazbaz faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.
A commercial airline pilot has been arrested on a federal charge of traveling across state lines in order to have sex with a 15-year old girl from Jefferson County.
On Wednesday, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II said Mustafa Momoun Bazbaz, 28, of Oakdale, Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
Bazbaz reportedly began communicating with the girl in December of 2013 on a website called MeetMe.com where he allegedly misrepresented his age and name to the victim, claiming to be 17 years old and to be named "Mike B."
He also allegedly sent sexually explicit images of himself to the victim before arranging to pick her up near her home in Jefferson County in December of 2013. Bazbaz then reportedly took the victim to a hotel room in Hancock County where he engaged in sexual intercourse with her.
He is currently in custody and is being held at the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail pending a detention hearing. He faces up to thirty years in prison if convicted.
The investigation is being carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hancock
County Sheriff's Department.