Philadelphia man pleads guilty in attempt to lure Abington teen for sex

Geonattan Ismael Fabiani, 31, of Philadelphia, pled guilty to charges of attempted statutory sex assault and possessing child pornography in Montgomery County Court yesterday. The charges were a result of incidents that occurred between May 2 and June 4 of 2020 and involved an Abington Township teenager.

Sentencing was deferred by Judge Cheryl L. Austin until court officials can complete a background check on Fabiani. Fabani faces a maximum sentence of 15 to 30 years on the charges, although state sentencing guidelines could allow for less time. Fabiani is in county jail as he awaits his sentencing.

As part of his plea deal, other charges that included corruption of a minor, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, distributing obscene or sexually related materials to a minor, attempted indecent assault, criminal use of a communication facility, and unlawful contact with a minor will be dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea to two top counts.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Abington Township detectives Rick Beaghley and Jeff Anderson, the investigation began on May 2, 2020, after Abington police were tipped off about an adult attempting to lure a 15-year-old Abington Township male over Instagram. Although the alleged victim’s Instagram account clearly represented the boy’s age as 15 years old, Fabiani asked for nude photographs and asked for sex from the teenager.