A Sellersville man faces a list of charges after allegedly using Craigslist to lure a teen girl to a hotel. Officials with the U-S Department of Homeland Security say, 39-year-old, Michael Barndt thought he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl, but on the other end of the messages he was receiving through yahoo, was an agent with homeland security. According to court documents, filed in Delaware, Barndt used the phrase “Real Teen Fantasy” in his search for a teenage girl. Barndt sent messages to the agent, who he thought to be a 14-year-old girl between June 7th and June 13th. He’s charged with attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, along with attempted transfer of obscene matter to a minor.
someone detonated a bottle bomb in Towamencin Township, an act that police believe could have been precipitated over bad blood between residents. Towamencin Township Police say the device exploded on the 300 block of Erie Drive Monday night just before 10:30. Residents who heard the loud blast saw a Honda Civic driving away. The Montgomery County Bomb Squad was asked about the device. Anyone with information is asked to call Towamencin Township Police at
A 32-year-old Bensalem Township man is under arrest after authorities discovered more than 1,000 images of young children engaging sex acts. Police say, Salvador Barbaro Jr faces 200 counts of child porn charges. Investigators with the Pennsylvania Office of The Attorney General and Bensalem Township Police served a search warrant Wednesday where the images were allegedly found on his home computer. Barbaro also told investigators he snapped a picture of a 13-year-old girl he saw on a train. Barbaro is being held on 200-thousand dollars bail.
A Souderton man will spend nearly two years behind bars in connection with a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. According to court records, Keith Hunter admitted to the court that he engaged in sex with a 14-year-old girl. The incidents happened between August of 2011 and March of 2012 in Franconia Township. Hunter was in his late teens when he was involved with the girl. Hunter, now 20-years-old, will face two years of probation when he’s released. He’s also barred from using Facebook and taking another job as a camp counselor. Hunter met the teen when he was a counselor at the Indian Valley Boys and Girls Club.