On Friday, July 28th, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, East Norriton Police Township Police Chief Karyl J. Kates, Conshohocken Borough Police Chief Michael Orler and the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced the arrest of Troy M. Reese, 32, of Sicklerville, NJ, for the felony charges of Criminal Intent to Commit Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child Under 16, Statutory Sexual Assault, Unlawful Contact with a Minor and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility.
From the release:
East Norriton Detectrive Michael Henricks was conducting an undercover investigation on the Internet related to illegal solicitations of minors for sexual contact. He replied to an advertisement posing as a 13-year old girl and began communications with the defendant. When asked, the detective provided a photo of a 13-year-old girl. Electronic communications with the defendant continued, and on multiple occasions, the detective stated that he was only 13 years old. Despite receiving messages about being a minor, the defendant continued to send multiple sexually explicit communications and arranged a meeting to engage in sexual acts.
On July 21, 2017, shortly after 6 p.m., Reese arrived at the designated meeting place in the Borough of Conshohocken. Det. Henricks, along with Conshohocken Borough Det. William Walter, identified the defendant’s car and called the cell phone number with which the detectives had been texting, causing a cell phone to ring within the defendant’s car. Reese was arrested and taken into custody.
Reese was arraigned on July 21st before Magisterial District Judge Elizabeth McHugh Casey who set bail at $50,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 3rd at 10:30 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Deborah A. Lukens.
Major Crimes Detectives of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, along with specially trained and sworn detectives from Montgomery County police departments, routinely work with the ICAC Task Force to protect children from Internet predators by aggressively and proactively investigating Internet crimes that exploit children.
This is the second time we know of that Conshohocken was the agreed to meeting location. A Philadelphia man was arrest under similar circumstance back in March.
Mugshot: Montgomery County District Attorney