In February, a York Township man allegedly placed an ad on Craigslist's "Casual Encounters" section that began, "I'm a middle aged man who has just gotten to the point where all I can think about are younger girls for sex."Later in the ad, he is accused of writing, "Young age is all that matters."On Feb.17, the man received a response to his ad from someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl.According to a criminal complaint filed this week in the case, Church exchanged text messages with the agent posing as the girl, referencing sexual acts and at one point, sending her several photos of his genitalia.After texting her about swapping photos, the complaint states, Church sent a message referring to police conducting investigations into online chatting that read, "No I know thats how they get prostitutes sometimes and they'd see me as a pedophile."Later, the agent posing as the girl sent a text message that read, "I'm nervous cuz in not old enough. "Church, according to the complaint, responded, "Not as much as I can."He further responded, "Since I'm an adult I should know better.
Eventually they exchanged phone numbers, texted and “Face Timed, or video chatted, daily.“I’m telling parents to rethink your notions about privacy and boundaries,” County Attorney Pete Orput said Wednesday.It’s not an intrusion, but a necessity, to take charge of children’s use of phones and computers in these days of a “very unsafe” Internet, he said.If I were found out then I would be most likely arrested and charged with breaking a lot of laws.It's why I want you to be comfortable with me more than anything to feel free to ask or say anything about anything at all with me and kind of why I want you to send pictures too."The "girl" texted, "Can't I get into trouble doing that???