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A 20-year-old man from suburban Great Lakes is charged with the criminal sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl he allegedly met on MySpace.

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His name is Steve Burton of the 1800 block of California Ave.

A Des Plaines police officer says he pulled into Lions Woods near Golf and River Roads earlier this month and saw Burton and the girl in a parked car getting dressed. He noticed the girl appeared underage and the couple was taken to the police station.

During questioning by Cook County Sheriff's police, the girl said she met Burton on MySpace and the couple chatted back and forth for several months before they got together and began a sexual relationship.

Burton allegedly admitted he knew the girl was underage. A sheriff's department spokesman says he admitted to performing sex acts with the girl on at least four occasions.

Burton's bond is set at $100,000.

The Department of Children and Family Services is also investigating how the child was able to carry on a relationship with Burton without her parents or guardians knowing.

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