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“Sugar Daddy” Pennsylvania Constable Accused of Recruiting “Sugar Babies” at Jail

Perhaps Timothy Raye “Timbo” Heefner was confused over his role in life. On one hand he was an elected Pennsylvania State Constable—part of the law enforcement community. He was also a self-described pimp and “sugar daddy,” and according to criminal charges filed against him in Franklin County on September 19, 2023, he was a serial sexual predator who preyed on as many as 80 young women in the county jail (FCJ) who needed money or were addicted to drugs.

County District Attorney Ian Brink said that Heefner targeted detainees by providing cash or drugs, including heroin and suboxone, in exchange for sex acts—which he identified in texts and messages using code words like “oil change” or “tire rotation.” He reportedly referred to his victims as “SBs” for sugar babies and to himself as “SD” for sugar daddy. Heefner also allegedly offered a $100 finder’s fee to those who recruited friends and even family members to provide him sexual favors. He reportedly solicited sex from girls as young as 14 and even “loaned” some to friends. With other “SBs” he allegedly traveled to other states to buy drugs.

Police initially began investigating Heefner after receiving a tip, but most of the evidence against him came from 33,000 pages of Facebook messages and recorded phone calls he had with FCJ detainees. “Hey cops,” he said during one call, “if you’re listening remember that, remember that I got a new sugar daddy card.” He then added that he needed an ‘‘oil change,” explaining “that’s for the cops so they have something to laugh about.” At least 10 women testified before a grand jury, resulting in charges for 704 offenses.

Several of Heefner’s victims said that he used his position as a State Constable to gain access to them at the jail and threaten them. A search warrant served on his apartment found more than 100 letters from jailed women. When the search warrant was executed, he was reportedly wearing a T-shirt that read “sugar daddies have more fun.” He was booked into FCJ on $1.25 million bail. Heefner pleaded not guilty to the charges on February 28, 2024. See: Commonwealth v. Heefner, Penn. Comm. Pleas (Franklin Cty.), Case No. MJ-39201-CR-0000324-2023; and Case No. MJ-39201-CR-0000326-2023.  


Additional sources: Franklin County Free Press, Tri-State Alert

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Commonwealth v. Heefner