Man tied to beach murder victim pleads guilty in related case

NEW YORK - (AP) - A New York man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he transported one of the victims of a suspected Long Island serial killer across state lines for prostitution. Akeem Cruz was with Megan Waterman of Maine the night she disappeared from a Long Island hotel in June 2010. He has been identified in some reports as her boyfriend. Waterman's body was later found dumped along a remote beach parkway. Police have since found nine other bodies along the highway.

They suspect a serial killer but have not identified any suspects. Cruz admitted Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn that he transported women from Maine to New York so they could meet clients for sex.Cruz faces up to 4 years in prison. No date has been set.

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