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Man pleads guilty to taking Port Barre teen

The two were found in Colorado in April after a nationwide manhunt
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Posted at 3:19 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 16:40:32-04

The Port Barre man who was arrested earlier this year in Colorado after taking off with a 15-year-old girl has pled guilty in court.

48-year-old Cory Shane Disotell of Port Barre pled guilty Friday to transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, according to United States Attorney David C. Joseph.

According to information presented during his plea, Disotell devised a plan to coerce a 15-year old Port Barre girl to leave school and run away with him. On March 28, 2019, Disotell traveled to the school where the girl was a student and convinced her to leave with him.

He then transported her to Mississippi, and then to Durango, Colorado, where he was apprehended after an nationwide manhunt.

At the time of his arrest, Disotell admitted he took the girl from Port Barre to Mississippi, and ultimately to Durango, Colorado, engaging in sexual acts along the way.

Disotell faces 10 years to life in prison, five years to life of supervised release, mandatory registration as a sex offender, a fine of up to $250,000, and forfeiture of a Braztech S41118 .410 caliber shotgun seized at the time of his arrest in Colorado.

Sentencing has been set for January 10, 2020.

The teen was reported missing on March 28, by her family. The girl had left with Disotel, who relatives say is a family friend. Read that story here.