Former Reading cop ordered to prison in sex trafficking case

Ronald Miko admitted in court to obstructing criminal investigation

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Published: Jun 06 2012 05:02:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2012 06:41:16 AM EDT
Ronald Miko

A former police officer has pleaded guilty in connection with a sex trafficking case.

Ronald Miko admitted to one count of obstruction of a criminal investigation, federal prosecutors said.

Miko utilized a room in a house where two men operated a prostitution business involving some girls who were under the age of 18, officials said.

One of the men, Paul Sewell, made headlines when he tried to change his name to "God."

Miko, investigators said, wired money to one of the men who was in prison to keep his involvement secret.

Miko is scheduled to be sentenced in September. He faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a three-year term of supervised release.

Miko was suspended from the Reading Police Department in September 2010 and fired by City Council on Jan. 24, 2011.

Miko also once served as vice president of the Pine Grove Borough Council in Schuylkill County.