Millionaire Child Predator Found Dead
ABILENE, TX -- A 72-year-old man was found dead after being accused of giving children millions of dollars and gold as hush money for sexual favors.
In December of 2017 Howard Collier was arrested in his home after allegedly have sex with multiple children. According to the affidavit, Collier would hire children to do yard work for him but it then escalated to sexual favors for money.
There has been five confirmed victims but police say that there are likely many more. In July of 2018 police found evidence that proved Collier had given two female's uncle more that 250 pounds of gold worth more than $5 million.
According to KTXS, another victim told police Collier paid him over a million dollars in cash and gifts over a two-year period in exchange for sex. The victim said that he was just 16 years old the first time he and Collier had sex. He said Collier “would buy him whatever car or truck he wanted, but (Collier) wanted ‘favors’ in return.”
Collier was free on a $250,000 bond but recently became ill and died of natural causes.
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