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A Silver Spring man pleaded guilty Friday to distributing heroin to women in return for sexual favors, including enticing a child into engaging in sexual activity, according to the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

Robert Chin, 65, conspired with others to bring heroin and oxycodone into the Washington, D.C., area between 2007 and his arrest in November, according to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement. He would then distribute the drugs to young women, including at least one minor, in return for sexual favors, the statement said.

In June 2012, Chin filmed at least some of the encounters with the minor girl in which she performed a number of sex acts with different individuals after receiving drugs from Chin, according to the statement.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office with the help of Prince William County Police, Manassas City Police and the Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force. After a thorough investigation, he was arrested without incident on Nov. 7, according to the FBI.

Chin pleaded guilty to one count of enticement of a minor and one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin on Friday. Both charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum penalty of life in prison. Chin has remained in federal custody since his arrest and is required to register as a sex offender.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 5 in federal court in Alexandria, Va.

krose@gazette.net