Prosecutors: ‘Dirty Old Santa’ Arranged Sex Tryst With Child

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors say a 56-year-old man who referred to himself as “dirty old Santa” traveled to a Philadelphia suburb to have a sexual tryst with a 14-year-old girl he lured online and has been arrested.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan and Ridley Township police Capt. Scott Willoughby say the girl was actually a county detective working a sting operation.

William McKinlay was arraigned Thursday on felony charges including attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation and attempted involuntary indecent sexual intercourse.

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(Photo Credit: Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan)

The Delaware County Times reports McKinlay’s Facebook page shows a photo of him dressed as Santa, dated in December.

Whelan says McKinlay was a seasonal employee at the Philadelphia Macy’s department store.

McKinlay remains in the county prison and can’t be reached for comment. No defense attorney information is available.

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