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This photo provided by the Delaware County District Attorney's Office in Media, Pa., shows William T. McKinlay, arraigned Thursday, June 22, 2017, on felony charges including attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation and attempted involuntary indecent sexual intercourse. Prosecutors say McKinlay, a seasonal employee at a Macy's department store in Philadelphia, referred to himself as "dirty old Santa" and traveled to the Philadelphia suburb of Folsom, Pa., to have a sexual tryst with a 14-year-old girl he lured online, although the girl was actually a law enforcement officer working a sting operation. The Delaware County Daily Times reports McKinlay's Facebook page shows a photo of him dressed as Santa dated December 2016. (Delaware County District Attorney's Office via AP)
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Prosecutors: ‘Dirty old Santa’ arranged sex tryst with child

This photo provided by the Delaware County District Attorney's Office in Media, Pa., shows William T. McKinlay, arraigned Thursday, June 22, 2017, on felony charges including attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation and attempted involuntary indecent sexual intercourse. Prosecutors say McKinlay, a seasonal employee at a Macy's department store in Philadelphia, referred to himself as "dirty old Santa" and traveled to the Philadelphia suburb of Folsom, Pa., to have a sexual tryst with a 14-year-old girl he lured online, although the girl was actually a law enforcement officer working a sting operation. The Delaware County Daily Times reports McKinlay's Facebook page shows a photo of him dressed as Santa dated December 2016. (Delaware County District Attorney's Office via AP)

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 56-year-old man who referred to himself as “dirty old Santa” traveled to a Philadelphia suburb to have a sexual tryst with a 14-year-old girl he lured online and has been arrested.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan and Ridley Township police Capt. Scott Willoughby say the girl was actually a county detective working a sting operation.

William McKinlay was arraigned Thursday on felony charges including attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation and attempted involuntary indecent sexual intercourse.

The Delaware County Times reports McKinlay’s Facebook page shows a photo of him dressed as Santa, dated in December.

Whelan says McKinlay was a seasonal employee at the Philadelphia Macy’s department store.

McKinlay remains in the county prison and can’t be reached for comment. No defense attorney information is available.

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