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Greencastle man charged in online sex sting

August 20, 2009

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett says a Franklin County man accused of traveling to York, Pa., to have sex with what he believed was a 14-year old girl, and a former girls' volleyball coach for a suburban Philadelphia school were among those arrested in an online sex sting.

Corbett said Chad Randall Keefer, 43, of 13327 Locust Level Road, Greencastle, Pa., allegedly used an Internet chat room to approach an undercover agent who was using the online profile of a 13-year-old girl from York, Pa.

Keefer allegedly asked if she would be interested in meeting so they could "play" -- explaining that he was interested in touching and feeling her, along with "whatever else" she would allow, Corbett said.

According to the criminal complaint, Keefer proposed meeting the girl near her home and taking her to a nearby hotel where they could drink wine coolers before exploring sexual activity.

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Keefer was arrested on Tuesday when he arrived at a predetermined meeting location near York, Corbett said. He was taken into custody by agents from the Child Predator, assisted by officers from the York Area Regional Police Department.

Keefer is charged with one count of unlawful contact with a minor (related to statutory sexual assault), a second-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine, along with one count of unlawful contact with a minor (related to child pornography) and one count of criminal use of a computer, both third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines.

Corbett says 34-year-old H. Michael Villarose II of Plymouth Meeting sent a nude photo to an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl and asked if she would perform a sex act.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says Villarose passed the required criminal background checks and child abuse clearances before being hired as a coach at Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School in Norristown. He coached the girls' varsity volleyball team for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years. The archdiocese says it's not aware of any crimes committed by Villarose in his position as a coach.

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