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Reading man arrested for seeking sex with 14 year old boy

The State Attorney General’s Office charges a Berks County man with attempting to have sex with a 14 year old boy. State agents targeting child predators say Michael Collier, 63, of Reading traveled to meet the minor at a predetermined location last Friday in Berks. The “boy” was actually an undercover agent.

The agents who were monitoring online advertisements relating to sexual exploitation of minors, discovered suspicious advertisements allegedly soliciting sex from young boys. The agents posing as a 14 year old, responded to an advertisement.

Coller responded back and almost immediately engaged, what he believed to be a teen boy, in very explicit sexual conversations. Calling himself “daddy”, Coller allegedly told the minor to “serve and take care of your daddy.  In turn “daddy” will take care of you.”

As the conversations progressed Coller exchanged cell phone numbers with the “boy” and allegedly began soliciting oral sex from the minor and expressed a desire to meet. Agents say Coller texted the “boy” two pictures of his exposed genitalia.

Coller was arrested when he arrived at the meeting location. Charges against Coller include three counts of Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Criminal Solicitation to Commit Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child and Criminal use of a Communication Facility.

Following arraignment, Coller was released on $100,000 bail. He faces a preliminary hearing next week.



3 Comments to “Reading man arrested for seeking sex with 14 year old boy”

    ᙓᔕᙅO said:
    June 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Another happy mugshot.

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    June 2, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Do future child sex predators need to know the details of what this guy said and did? There are so many yet to be caught in this area. What's the average here, 1 in 10? Seems like a mecca in PA.

    justmyopinion said:
    June 3, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    this is seriously a growing issue in the world, what is wrong with people. I am so sick of seeing rapes and killings and 10 year olds bringing guns to school. some of this hassss to be put on their parents . I read the news to BETTER my personal life and how we can make a difference so these things do not happen in the future. because if this IS our future, GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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