Raymond Roland Collette, 40, of St. Petersburg, Fla. has been charged with trying to entice a minor into a sex act after allegedly asking a mother who responded to one his 17 Craigslist ads if he could worship her 4-year-old’s shoes. Collette was posing online as a woman at the time of the advertisement.
Collette, employed as the media director of St. Petersburg’s City on the Hill Church, was charged Tuesday.
According to The Tampa Bay Times, the foot fetishist placed 17 Craigslist ads over the past 3 years advertising his desire to “smell the feet of women.” One advertisement read, “Seeking to worship sneakers.”
Collette was going by the female online identity of “April Love.”
A woman with a 4-year-old daughter responded to one of Collette’s ads, and is only being identified in court records as “K.K.”
“Collette, still posing as a woman, sent K.K. a photo purportedly showing “April Love” with a 10-year-old niece.”
Collette suggested they “trade children sometime,” court records say.
K.K. contacted the Pinellas Co. Sheriff’s Office and began cooperating with authorities. An undercover detective eventually took over K.K.’s online identity.
When the undercover agent began communicating with Collette online, Collette’s conversations with K.K. moved into discussions of “April Love” having sex with K.K.’s child.
Collette wrote, “I would like to worship (her) sneakers while she wears them, teach her to worship mine.”
Raymond Roland Collette is currently being held without bail