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Former Reading Police Officer Arrested In Connection With Sex Trafficking Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2012

 

An indictment was unsealed today charging Ronald Miko, 37, of Reading, PA, with one count of obstruction of a criminal investigation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Miko was arrested this afternoon. According to the indictment, Miko, at the time a police officer in the City of Reading, utilized a room in a house at which convicted federal defendants Paul Sewell and Michael Johnson operated a prostitution business that trafficked females who were under the age of 18. The Indictment alleges that between May 2, 2011 and June 7, 2011, Miko wired money to Johnson’s federal prison account to prevent the communication of information to criminal investigators regarding Miko’s involvement in that business.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Allentown Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Berks County District Attorney's Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Morgan.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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