Former UFC Fighter Abel Trujillo pleaded guilty to charges of promoting obscenity back in March. He was arrested in July of 2019 on charges of felony sexual exploitation of a child and felony obscenity. On Monday, Trujillo was sentenced to 2 years of probation. 3 other felonies relating to the case were all dismissed.
The charges stem from inappropriate messages sent to a minor. Police in Colorado were notified in October of 2018 that a minor had been sent inappropriate messages via social media from someone later identified to be Trujillo. Reports state Trujillo sent the minor a friend request and she accepted it even though she did not know Trujillo. She would later say she accepted the request because Trujillo is a celebrity. Trujillo is then alleged to have sent nude photos to the minor along with several other messages over a period of many months.
When confronted by police, Trujillo is alleged to have admitted to the allegations.
Trujillo’s last pro MMA bout was December 16th, 2017. He dropped a fight to John Makdessi via decision. His fight before that he was submitted in the 3rd round by James Vick.