Michael Killala
Michael Killala (Courtesy Photo)
RIVERSIDE - An Arizona man who traveled to the Inland Empire to have sex with a 14-year-old boy in Ontario has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.

Michael Killala, 43, of Peoria, Ariz., was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips after he pleaded guilty in August to two counts of possessing child pornography.

Among his photos were two images depicting sexual acts with the teenage victim, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The teen was living in Corona in 2011 when he met Killala on the Internet.

Killala visited him last December and again the following month, when he took the boy to an Ontario hotel, according to the news release.

Killala gave the boy vodka before having sex with him. He was arrested while checking out of the hotel.

His phone had more than 3,000 text messages that he had exchanged with the teen.

The victim's mother spoke at the sentencing Monday, saying that Killala "preyed on our son for his own perverse sexual gratification."

She said her son was traumatized and suffered from "debilitating anxiety, flashbacks, overwhelming shame, anger, loss of sleep and severe depression" and feared Killala would kill him, according to the news release.

The FBI, and Ontario and Corona police investigated the case.