CLEARFIELD – An Olanta man accused of trying to unlawful contact with a minor over the internet waived his right to a preliminary heairng on Wednesday.
According to a press release by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Randy Luzier, using the screen name “rndyluzier,” allegedly used an Internet chat room to approach an undercover agent in March 2008. At the time, the agent was using the online profile of a 13-year old girl.
According to the criminal complaint, Luzier requested photos of the girl, specifically asking for “any sexy ones.” Luzier also allegedly questioned the girl about her sexual experience, asking her, “have u ever messed around like dirty things,” and later explaining that he meant, “just sex with me.”
Attorney General Tom Corbett said that during a series of online chats over the next several weeks Luzier allegedly asked the girl to send him additional photos, urging her to get a digital camera so that she could, “take a naughty pic and send it to me.”
According to the criminal complaint, Luzier sent the girl a webcam video that showed him nude and masturbating in front of his computer. Luzier also allegedly asked the girl to get her own webcam so that she could send videos to him, telling her he wanted to see her “naked body” and later commenting, “if you luv me u would get one.”
Luzier was arrested at his home on Nov. 12, by agents from the Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit, assisted by Pennsylvania State Police from the Clearfield Station. Agents also executed a search warrant at Luzier’s home, seizing computer equipment that will be analyzed by the Attorney General’s Computer Forensics Unit as part of an ongoing investigation.
Luzier is charged with two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, two counts of criminal attempted obscene and sexual performances and two counts of criminal use of a computer, all third-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines.
Luzier’s bail was reduced from $50,000 straight bail to $10,000 straight bail.