Four Individuals Arrested for Attempted Sexual Contact with a Minor Child
Recently, the law enforcement officials conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of four individuals trying to engage in illegal sexual activity with a minor child. This was a joint operation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local police in Patton Township.
The Investigation Process
During the course of the investigation, officers sent electronic messages to the defendants, and the defendants willingly responded and agreed to travel to Patton Township with the intention of engaging in sexual activities with a minor child.
Assistance was provided by several law enforcement agencies, including the Pennsylvania Northeast and Southeast Computer Crimes Units, Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office, Williamsport Bureau of Police, and the Patton Township Police Department.
The Individuals Arrested
The following individuals were arrested for their involvement in the attempted sexual contact with a minor child:
- Gregory Wilson, 50-year-old male from Lewistown, Pennsylvania – Wilson was charged with attempted coercion, enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, and prostitution.
- Walter Sitosky, 66-year-old male from Houtzdale, Pennsylvania – Sitosky was charged with patronizing a victim of sexual servitude, statutory sexual assault (greater than 11-year age difference), prostitution (promoting prostitution of a minor), unlawful contact with a minor, and criminal use of a communication facility.
- Christopher Crispen, 33-year-old male from Howard, Pennsylvania – Crispen was charged with statutory sexual assault (greater than 11-year age difference), unlawful contact with a minor, and criminal use of communication facility.
- Robert Mansberger, 58-year-old male from Cassville, Pennsylvania – Mansberger was charged with patronizing a victim of sexual servitude, statutory sexual assault (greater than 11-year age difference), prostitution (promoting prostitution of a minor), unlawful contact with a minor, and criminal use of a communication facility.
It is important to remember that a criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of the Pennsylvania Criminal Statutes, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
It is disheartening to hear about cases involving the exploitation of minors. The authorities take such cases seriously and conduct thorough investigations to bring the perpetrators to justice. We urge everyone to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity involving children to the authorities.
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