Gilbert man accused of bribing teen with gifts in exchange for sex

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GILBERT, Ariz. -- A Gilbert man is accused of bribing a 16-year-old girl with gifts in exchange for sex.

According to the Gilbert Police Department, William Flanagan, 41, faces several counts of sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation and child prostitution.

The teen reportedly told a friend about her sexual relationship with Flanagan and that friend notified police.

The victim told police that she was molested multiple times over the past two years and that Flanagan would occasionally offer gifts or other types of items in exchange for sex.

Police arrested Flanagan without incident.

Child Protective Services is investigating the case.