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Arrests made in undercover probe of 'Internet predators'

May 24, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

FAYETTEVILLE, PA.

A Fayetteville man is in Dauphin County (Pa.) Prison on charges he attempted to lure a 12-year-old girl into meeting him after discussions in an Internet chat room with an undercover agent with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office.

Bradley L. Doyle, 34, of 5500 Lincoln Way East, Lot 7C, was arrested Monday at a Harrisburg, Pa., area mall, and agents found a rope, sexual aid and lotion in his vehicle, according to a news release from Attorney General Tom Corbett's office.

Doyle has been charged with one count each of criminal solicitation of unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal attempt obscene performances, the release said.

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The three felony charges net the possibility of 34 years in prison and $50,000 in fines, the release said.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 1 before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Lindsey in Harrisburg. He was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Corbett said Doyle's home was being searched in the investigation.

Doyle, under the Yahoo! screen name "bdoyle4u," allegedly proposed the meeting and asked the agent a series of sexual questions earlier this month, the release said. He said he was available after school, according to a criminal complaint from the case.

He used a Web cam to transmit naked images of himself, according to the complaint.

The release also detailed the arrest of a Lancaster County, Pa., man who allegedly "described in detail the sex acts he wished to perform with what he believed was a 12-year-old girl."

Brian K. Nolt, 46, of 1401 Cloverton Drive, Columbia, Pa., allegedly sent 40 pornographic photographs and videos to an agent, while also proposing a meeting, the release said.

He was arrested Sunday in Elizabethtown, Pa., and has been charged with one count of criminal solicitation of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and 40 counts of criminal attempt obscene performances, according to the release.

The release said Nolt was jailed in Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Corbett said the investigations are part of a "continuing, proactive undercover investigation" by the attorney general's office to identify and capture Internet child predators before they harm children. He said in a news release that Nolt and Doyle's arrests are the 47th and 48th arrests since the Child Predator Unit was created in January 2005.

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