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Monroe County man among two child predators nabbed in state

  • Karoly Kis III
    Karoly Kis III
Published September 18. 2012 05:01PM

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly has announced that the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit had arrested two men accused of using the Internet to solicit what they believed to be teenage girls and sending nude webcam videos to the "girls."

Kelly identified the defendants as Karoly Kis III, 32, of 1151 Scotrun Drive, Scotrun, Monroe County, and Harry Forshey, 64, of 516 North 10th St., Altoona, Blair County. According to the criminal complaint, Kis used an Internet chat room to approach an undercover agent from the Child Predator Unit on June 27, identifying himself as a 31-year old from Pennsylvania. During the initial conversation Kis asked the agent, who was using the online profile of a 14-year old girl, if she would like to view his webcam.

Kelly said that Kis sent the "girl" a graphic webcam transmission and continued the conversation by asking her sexually graphic questions.

The charges state that Kis continued to engage in sexually graphic conversations with the "girl" throughout the summer and sent at least four nude webcam videos.

Kis is charged with four counts of unlawful contact with a minor and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Kis was taken into custody on August 30 and preliminarily arraigned before Tannersville District Judge Thomas Olsen. He is being held in the Monroe County Correctional Facility on $150,000 cash bail.

The case will be prosecuted in Monroe County by Deputy Attorney General Christopher Jones of the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit.Kelly said that Forshey allegedly used an online chat service to approach an undercover agent, using the online identity of a 14-year old girl on July 17, and immediately asked the "girl" if he wanted to see a picture of his penis.

During their initial online conversation, Forshey allegedly sent two additional nude pictures and asked the "girl" if she had a boyfriend.

According to the criminal complaint, Forshey continued to contact the "girl" using the online chat service and engaged in a series of sexually graphic conversations, often telling her the sex acts he wished to perform with her.

Forshey is charged with three counts of unlawful contact with a minor and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Forshey was arrested on Sept. 12, and preliminarily arraigned before Altoona District Judge Jeffrey Auker. He was released on $125,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 17 before Judge Auker.

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