Hub for reliable, timely news about COVID-19 pandemic

Police: Man reported firearms were stolen after trading them for sex with underage girl

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Michael McCreary

Michael McCreary

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A 53-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged after police said he falsely reported that two of his firearms were stolen.

Instead, police said, Michael McCreary exchanged the guns for drugs after trying to use them as payment for for sex with an underage girl.

East Pennsboro Township police said they began investigating on Dec. 6, 2018, when McCreary came to the station to report the theft of two of his firearms from his secondary residence in Enola.

On Dec. 13, 2018, Harrisburg police contacted East Pennsboro Township police to report that one of the firearms had been recovered. They also told East Pennsboro police that they observed and followed McCreary as he brought another man into the city, where the firearm was sold for drugs, police said.

After further investigation, East Pennsboro Township police determined McCreary had paid for sexual favors with the girl. While the girl did not want the firearms, police said, she asked her boyfriend to take the guns. McCreary then drove the man to Harrisburg to purchase drugs, according to police.

McCreary was charged with four counts of sale or transfer of firearms, prostitution, unlawful contact with a minor, false reports to law enforcement authorities, unsworn falsification to authorities, and corruption of minors.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.