Two Western Pennsylvania men arrested for soliciting sex from children online

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Two Western Pennsylvania men were arrested separately this week after police said they traveled to meet 14-year-old girls for sex, which was actually part of a sting coordinated by the state Attorney General, the office announced today.

In each case, agents with the office's Child Predator Section were investigating online ads soliciting sex from minors, according to a news release.

Jeffrey Marks, 62, of Washington, Pa., was arrested Tuesday, and Brian Zimmer, 37, of West Homestead was taken into custody Wednesday, after each man arrived at a predetermined location to sexually assault the child, the office said.

Both men are being held in the Allegheny County Jail, unable to post $100,000 bail, court records show. Their preliminary hearings are set for June 2.


Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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