Roxborough man charged with attempted child luring heads back to court on Jan. 15

The Roxborough man accused of attempting to lure a young girl into his vehicle was formally arraigned on four charges Tuesday morning. 

According to police and court statements, Leo Haley, of the 4300 block of Lauriston Street, approached an eight-year-old female on Oct. 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m., on the 7000 block of Voigt Rd. and attempted to lure her into his vehicle.

Haley, a 72-year-old retired Philadelphia Police Inspector, was arrested on Nov. 8 on several counts, including unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, luring a child into a vehicle, and harassment. Prosecutors said at Haley’s preliminary hearing in November that of the several criminal counts that Haley currently faces, unlawful restraint – a second degree felony – will be the lead charge in the case.

This was not the first time Haley faced multiple criminal charges: In 2010, he was charged with six counts of disseminating images of child sex acts, and almost 50 counts each of child pornography and criminal dissemination in a communication facility.

Haley was found guilty on four of the child pornography counts, and received four sentences of six months each. He was subsequently released on parole.

A pre-trial conference on Jan. 15 was set on Tuesday for Haley, who remains in confinement with bail set at $1 million.

Deborah Fegan, the court-appointed counsel for Haley, was not immediately available for comment following the arraignment.

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