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Michael Getz, arrested on unlawful contact with minors charge

Published On: Sep 27 2013 01:53:35 PM EDT

A Northampton County man is facing charges after officials said he solicited sex from an underage girl.

An undercover New Jersey state police detective, posing as a young girl, responded to a Craigslist ad posted by 35-year-old Michael Edward Getz of the 800 block of Bushkill Center Road, Bushkill Twp.

Police said an online relationship developed between Getz and the undercover detective. During one of the online sessions, Getz used a webcam and "sexually pleasured  himself" while chatting with the detective.


During the investigation, a computer was seized from Getz's home, and a forensic exam of the computer showed Getz used his personal computer to communicate with the undercover detective.

Pa. state police arrested Getz on Thursday without incident.

He was charged with unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communication facility, obscene and other sexual materials and corruption of a minor.

Getz was arraigned and bail was set at $5,000.