Pennsylvania state officials arrest five men, including a man who allegedly used Facebook to ask his own daughter for sex.
Attorney General Tom Corbett said on Friday that John Forehand, of Lititz, Pa., allegedly used Facebook to find and sexually proposition his own biological daughter, calling himself "Bad Daddy."
According to the criminal complaint, Forehand proposed meeting the girl for sex and explained in graphic detail the sex acts, telling her "not many other fathers and daughters are this brave, so not many of them are so lucky to experience all these pleasures."
Corbett said the girl alerted her mother, who contacted the Ephrata Borough Police Department.
The state Child Predator Unit and Ephrata Police arrested Forehand when he arrived at a predetermined meeting location on October 7. Agents seized a camera, tripod and an unopened box of condoms from Forehand's vehicle, along with a digital camera, camcorder, computers and data-storage devices from his home.
Forehand faces numerous charges and is being held on $400,000 bail.
Corbett said the other men in the sting were from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Schuylkill County.
Corbett identified the defendants as Timothy A. Gehres, 22, 205 East Center St., Donaldson, Schuykill County. Frank W. Bonacci, 27, 105 Legrande Drive, Pittsburgh. Michael Edward Quartucci, 27, 2544 West Girard Ave., Philadelphia and Timothy D. Anderson, 42, 141 Conestoga Blvd., Lancaster.
"Predators know that colder weather and shorter days mean that kids are spending more time inside, in front of their computers, and that many may be home alone - either before or after school," Corbett said. "As we have seen in a number of cases this year, including two of these most recent arrests, predators are reaching out to real families in Pennsylvania - and tips from those families are resulting in arrests."
Quartucci, an emergency medical technician from Philadelphia, is accused of sending nude photos and pornography to what he believed were 13-year old girls from Norristown and Pittsburgh.