CARLISLE, Pa. - A veteran detective in Pennsylvania is being accused by a grand jury of agreeing to accept sexual favors in exchange for taking steps to reduce a potential sentence.
Christopher Collare, 52, is indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, drug distribution, fraud, and making false statements, according to the United States Department of Justice.
Collare, a veteran detective with the Carlisle Police Department, was also a task force officer with the FBI and a member of the Cumberland County drug Task Force. He stands accused of using his position to obtain sex from two women in exchange for agreeing to take actions in prosecutions, according to the indictment.
In 2015, Collare agreed to accept sex or money in exchange for not appearing at an evidentiary hearing so that a criminal charge would be dismissed, the indictment said. Collare agreed to accept sexual favors in exchange for taking steps to help reduce a potential sentence in 2018, according to the indictment.
The indictment accuses Collare of distributing heroin in 2016.
Collare is also accused of providing confidential informants with drugs and letting informants to keep drugs that they got during controlled buys, the indictment said.
Collare lied on a federal form that he completed during the process of becoming an FBI task force officer and that he made multiple false statements in an interview with federal agents in May 2018.