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Macungie Man Arrested in East Greenville Faces Three Felonies in Sex Sting
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
2021-06-23

             A Macungie man faces three felony charges following a June 18 arrest in East Greenville. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office accused Gary J. Navitsky, 50, of attempting to meet up with a 14-year-old girl at a residence in the borough. 

            Navitsky has been charged with unlawful contact with a minor, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old – both first degree felonies – and criminal use of a communication facility, according to information posted on a state judicial website.

            A special agent with the AG's office, posing as a 14-year-old girl on a cell phone application, responded to a message from a user named "bearman."

            During a June 17 conversation, the man offered to perform a sexual act on her, according to the police criminal complaint filed June 18 in the Red Hill court of District Judge Maureen Coggins.

            The following day, Navitsky was observed at a predetermined meeting location at a property on State Street in a white Toyota Tacoma truck. He allegedly sent messages to the undercover agent stating: "I just got here," "Which side are you on," Which Number?" the affidavit of probable cause states.

            Navitsky was then arrested and taken to Norristown, where he allegedly stated that he was going to meet a woman named Sara, who was 19 years old. He also told law enforcement officials that he never met any underage in person, but that he has met adult women in person, according to the legal document.

            District Judge Richard H. Welsh set bail in the case at $50,000 unsecured during a preliminary arraignment. A preliminary hearing, before Coggins, has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, June 28.


 

 

 

 

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