ELYRIA — The Elyria man who used his purported membership in a secretive organization to try to convince two teenage girls to have sexual relations with him was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in the Lorain County Jail.
County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski also placed Nelson Torres, 36, on probation for two years and ordered him to register as a sex offender.
The sentence followed what Betleski told Torres he would likely impose when Torres pleaded guilty in September to felony gross sexual imposition and misdemeanor sexual imposition charges.
One of the victims in the case told police that Torres propositioned her in December by telling her they could earn points from a secret group he was a member of and get money. In order to win points, Torres told the girl, they had “go out of her comfort zone.”
When the girl agreed, he took her to a bedroom and told her they were being watched by hidden cameras operated by the Illuminati. After asking her some questions, he told her to remove her clothes and began to touch her.
The girl asked Torres if he planned to rape her and that she didn’t want to continue before leaving. She then went to see her sister, who described a similar incident.
Jeff Brown, Torres’ lawyer, has previously said that the accusations against his client were blown out of proportion and that a friend of Torres came up with the Illuminati claim as a way to pick up women years ago and his client went along with it.
Torres has a previous conviction from a decade ago for attempting to seduce a woman in a similar fashion when she applied for a job at the pizzeria he ran.