Local news out of Pennsylvania has been continuing to cover the federal case and local charges that have been brought against six men, all of whom allegedly corresponded with and exchanged photos with the same 14-year-old boy, and three of whom, including Mike Dozer and his long-term boyfriend Paul Gavin Britton, met him for sex. More details of the case are now emerging, and most tragically it’s come to light that the 45-year-old Britton has already taken his own life.
Britton committed suicide in February, as the Philadelphia Examiner reports, while Dozer was incarcerated and while he was awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania. Dozer remains in federal custody.
The other four men charged on child porn charges, who range in age from 22 to 58, are Matthew Krapf, 43, of Pennsylvania; Jason Scott Becktold, 42, of Oklahoma City; Mark Wilczopolski, 22, of Pennsylvania; and Glenn Kriczky, 58, of Pennsylvania. Only Krapf and Dozer, whose real name is Christopher Steele, stand accused of having sex with the underage boy. Britton allegedly did as well. The state charges against Dozer include reckless endangerment of a minor, because he is HIV positive.
Their activity came to light, prosecutors said Friday, after the boy’s parents learned of their son’s contact with the men in October and reported it to police. Through their investigation, authorities identified five other minors who were allegedly victimized by one or more of the accused.
Dozer, as we learned earlier, was arrested in December. He (or possibly his attorney) tweeted last week that he was excited to be able to see his mom in what was his first visitation and contact with his family in four months. Also, via press release, Dozer’s attorney Kevin Mark Wray says, “My client denies the charges brought against him and looks forward to the opportunity to face these charges in court, be it the Court of Common Pleas in Norristown or Federal Court in Philadelphia. My client appreciates the support of his many friends and fans.”
Dozer’s attorney is expected, at least in part, to argue that Dozer did not know the boy was underage because they were communicating on the app Jack’d, which requires users to be 18. Early reports, however, suggested Dozer may have confessed otherwise, but we can not confirm that.