Judge accepts plea deal in Russia sex tourism case
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia has accepted a plea deal from a wealthy Russian-American entrepreneur accused of traveling to his homeland to have sex with girls from an orphanage.
Thirty-eight-year-old Andrew Mogilyansky, who owns a Bensalem car-exporting company and other businesses, pleaded guilty in April to a federal sex tourism charge and related counts. Under a plea approved Thursday, he will be sentenced to 6 1/2 to eight years.
A federal prosecutor says the deal spares the victims from having to relive their ordeal in court.
Defense attorney Jack McMahon says his client wants to resolve the matter quickly.
Mogilyansky has been in custody since his December arrest. He still faces a civil suit. Sentencing will be in September.
Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, www.phillyburbs.com