May 21, 2008
Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (The Weekly Vice) -- Michael Dolan, a 29 year old former swimming coach at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with multiple counts including solicitation of a minor for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, promoting prostitution and other charges.
According to police, Dolan solicited sex from a 15 year old swim team member in exchange for money. They also say he sent the teen sexually elicit text messages. Dolan's text messages to the teen were recovered from her cell phone.
"The first message was sent on April 24 at 2:30 a.m. and messages continued for several days," said District Attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman, adding that the girl did not know who was sending them.
"This young lady started to receive text messages from him in the middle of the night -- actually, in the early-morning hours," said Ferman.
These excerpts are included in the recovered messages:
"would you (expletive) any guy you know for $200?"
"I will meet you at Miles Park with 200 bucks if you will."
"I am at Miles right now in a green shirt"
According to police, Dolan admitted to sending the text messages and knowing that the girl was a minor.
Police first became aware of Dolan's alleged behavior when the girl showed them to her parents, who then contacted police.
After his arraignment, Dolan was released after posting $75,000 bail to await a preliminary hearing next Wednesday.
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