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DISTRICT COURT: The District Court of Guam is shown in this file photo. Defendant Peter John Babauta, who was convicted of selling meth on Naval Base Guam, has had his supervised released revoked after he failed at least nine drug tests. Babauta appeared before Senior Judge Alex Munson in the District Court of Guam on Wednesday. Post file photo

Michael McCarron — a man who sent naked photos and videos of himself to someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl — appeared stoic in the District Court of Guam today as the jury returned a guilty verdict.

All 12 jurors voted guilty on charges of attempted enticement of a minor and the attempted transfer of obscenity to a minor.

The former Navy contractor was indicted in March after a month-long undercover operation in 2017.

Email exchanges presented during the trial, which began on Wednesday, showed the then-32-year-old McCarron communicating online with “Brit", who in reality was an undercover agent who identified himself as a 13-year-old girl. 

The undercover agent testified that he created a post on Craigslist posing as a “military brat” living on Andersen Air Force Base. McCarron told “Brit” that he liked to touch himself while looking at “someone cute.”

“You sound very innocent. Innocence should never be wasted. Treasure it always,” he wrote. McCarron repeatedly asked her for photos of herself. 

“I am your faithful servant,” he wrote.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Leon Guerrero prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

McCarron was represented by Public Defense Attorney John Gorman.

District Court Judge Frances Tydyngco-Gatewood set a sentencing hearing for Jan. 29, 2020.

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