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Former Cop Accused of Trying to Lure Girl Into Car

Leo Haley, 72. Photo: Megan's Law webiste.

A former Philadelphia police officer is charged with attempting to lure an 8-year-old girl into his vehicle. Leo Haley, 72, is charged with  unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, luring a child into a vehicle, and harassment stemming from the alleged October 17 incident. Police say Haley was in his vehicle when he saw the child walking alone and threatened her in an attempt to get her into his car.

Haley, who retired from the police force in 2000 with the rank of inspector, has previously been convicted on child porn charges. In 2010, Haley was charged with using a filesharing network to download and disseminate child pornography. He was sentenced to 7 years probation and six to 23 months confinement, but served no prison time. ”He was an older guy with a number of health problems, so there was some component of electronic home-monitoring,” said Robert Datner, who represented Haley in that case. Haley did have to register as a lifetime sex offender.

He is due to appear in court on November 27.

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