A Hanover-area man was arrested in Montgomery County after he allegedly arranged to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Kenneth Martin Parvis, 47, of 1074 Musselman Road in West Manheim Township, is charged with two counts of unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a computer, all third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
He remains in jail in Montgomery County in lieu of $100,000 bail. Parvis is also prohibited from using the Internet and may not have any unsupervised contact with minors.
Chat room: Using the screen name "regardless65" in an Internet chat room, Parvis allegedly discussed sexual topics with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. In reality he was chatting with an undercover agent from the
Child Predator Unit, said Attorney General Linda Kelly in a news release.
Parvis also quizzed the girl about her interest in meeting, at one point asking her, "u (sic) gonna be my little slave girl?," Kelly said.
During a series of online conversations, Parvis allegedly proposed different ways that they could meet -- asking if he could come to the girl's home while her mother was away or meeting at the mall. At one point Parvis said his wife would probably accompany him to the mall but noted, "I can lose her," Kelly said.
Parvis was arrested Thursday by agents from the Child Predator Unit, assisted by Lower Providence Township Police, when he arrived at a predetermined meeting location in Montgomery County.
Second arrest: He was one of two men who had allegedly arranged to meet an underage girl but was instead arrested in Montgomery County.
Nathaniel Andrew Kroninger, 30, of Boyertown is charged with three counts of unlawful contact with a minor and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, officials said.
He remains in Montgomery County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Kroninger also met a 14-year-old girl who was actually an undercover agent, online and arranged to meet her on Wednesday, officials allege.
When he showed up at the predetermined location to meet the girl for sex, he was arrested.
Both Kroninger and Parvis will be prosecuted in Montgomery County, and preliminary hearings are scheduled for Wednesday.
Online court documents did not list defense attorneys for either of the men.
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