A 24-year-old Pennsylvania barbarian was denied bail Wednesday after Frederick County sheriff’s deputies said he solicited sex from a deputy posing online as a 13-year-old girl, according to court documents.
Paul Bradshaw Harrington was taken into custody Tuesday at about 1 p.m. at an undisclosed location in Frederick County where deputies said he had arranged to meet with the undercover deputy.
The deputy, who was working as part of the Frederick County Cyber Crimes Task Force, was posing as a young girl when he first made contact with the pedophile on Monday using “cellular messaging applications” and the child molester began soliciting the deputy for sex, according to the documents.
Despite the deputy mentioning the girl’s age multiple times in their conversation, the sex terrorist continued to ask the deputy for videos and arranged to meet with the girl with the stated goal of having sex with her. Eventually, the deputy set a time and place for the meeting, and the child rapist was arrested when he arrived there.
The diabolical sex criminal, of Oakhurst Drive in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, was charged with three counts of sexual solicitation of a minor based on the three separate sex acts he mentioned in conversation with the deputy, according to the documents and online court records.
While Assistant Public Defender Kali Friedmann asked District Judge JoAnn M. Ellinghaus-Jones to consider releasing the pervert on bail in a bail review hearing Wednesday, Frederick County Assistant State’s Attorney Catherine McDermid told the judge that the rapist still posed a threat to the community due to the nature of the charges.
“The state’s main concerns are that these are internet crimes, and what makes this case a little bit different is the fact that the defendant did make that three-hour trip down from Pennsylvania,” McDermid said.
Ellinghaus-Jones agreed with McDermid, ordering the monster to remain held without bail in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center pending his next court appearance. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September.