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John Philip Michael Hartleroad
Age: 50
Birthdate: September 15, 1969
Race: Caucasian
Occupation: Self-Employed
Location: Bloomington, IN
Physical Description:
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175
Eye Color: Hazel
Organizations: BoyChat
John Philip Michael Hartleroad AKA Chip is a dangerous pedophile and former registered sex offender who, in one breath, says he doesn't have a problem; and in the next, talks about how he was not truthful about being a boylover when taking a lie detector test to fulfill the terms of his sentencing.

John Philip Michael Hartleroad AKA "Chip" is a known pedophile, former registered sex offender and a member of BoyChat since the early 1990s. The drag queen community that he is involved with in Indiana (under the name of "Cleo") likely has no idea that a pedophile activist stands beside them.

John recanted to the readers of Boychat exactly what happened to him several years ago. In the late 1990s, he stated that he met a 15-year-old boy online. According to John, they talked on the phone, chatted and exchanged mail over the course of several months and fell in love. In June 1997, John planned to go to the east coast to spend the 4th of July holiday with Jimf3, Green and Sensitive Stephen - all fellow Boychat posters. John said his young friend asked that he come and get him. In John's own words:

"I went one step further, I bought him a plane ticket back so he cold come live with me. He was so excited when I told him this. It was all he wanted was to live with me and be by my side forever.

On July 2, John picked up his young friend and they went to a motel to get some rest prior to meeting up with the other pedophiles from Boychat. After 4-5 hours at the hotel, the police came knocking on the door. John was arrested. The state did not pursue charges against him, but the federal authorities did, because it involved interstate travel. He claims the federal judge took pity on him, saying that he did not think John was a predator, and should not be judged as one. But yet - sentenced him to jail and required him to register as a sex offender at the time. From December 1997 through 2001, John was in local jails and a minimum security federal penitentiary.

After serving his prison sentence, he was required to attend counseling. The only thing - in his words - that he learned, was that there are people out there who could benefit from this type of counseling. However, he doesn't feel he needed it. "I don't see that I have a problem." He completed his probation in 2004 and is no longer required to register as a sex offender. He openly admits that he was not truthful about being a boylover when taking a lie detector test to fulfill the terms of his probation and be released from registry status.

His story, as told on Boychat, matches that of a newspaper article in the Plattsburg, NY Press Republican (July 9, 2000) written about the crackdown on internet pedophiles. The story states, in part -

"That same year, John Hartleroad of Indiana began conversing over the Internet with a 15-year-old boy living in Kingston. Hartleroad then traveled to New York state on July 2, 1998, took the boy to a Kingston motel and had sex with him."

Further investigation corroborates the facts in that article as well as the statements made by John on Boychat and shows that he pled guilty to one county of Receiving Sexually Explicit Material Involving a Minor. He was ordered to serve a 30-month prison sentence and receive sex offender treatment. John Hartleroad was released from custody in December, 2001 and Chip has also stated the same on Boychat.

On August 21, 2007, John responded to a message on a newsgroup, where a 14-year-old boy was looking to chat with boylovers. John said he would love to talk with the boy. That post was traced to Bloomington, Indiana. (see http://groups.google.com/group/alsafafy/msg/1670f4194fd0eb9e?pli=1)

Not only is he a free man, but he continues to entice and interact with young children over the internet. As of March, 2008 he was actively trading pictures of children on a website known to engage in the exchange of child pornography.


Fun, available hiv- and love sex with hot young guys. Any time any place anywhere.

Turn ons - Smooth shaved bodies with little or no pubic hair and no facial hair.

Polygraphs are not accurate, and I can prove it very well. I had to take one as part of my "counseling" and I lied while taking it several times. Yet this "wonderful and accurate" machine said that I told the truth each and every time.

do you have any more of these boys? I have tons of other pics to trade!!! -March 3, 2008

Our Investigation

  • We first became aware of Chip as a Boychat poster.
  • Using contact and other information from his Boychat posts we were led to other various user names and online identities.
  • The online identities then led to real-life location and personal information.
  • The real-life information was checked against publicly-available information, which led us to his sex offender registry entry and information relating to the events which caused him to be placed on the registry.

Online Accounts

Known Screen Names

Known Aliases

  • John Hartleroad
  • John Phillip Hartleroad
  • John P. Hartleroad
  • Philip M. Hartleroad
  • Chip P. Hartleroad
  • Cleo (Drag Queen in Indiana)

Known Websites

Known E-Mail Addresses

Last Known Address

1201 Allen St, Bloomington IN 47403

Previous Addresses

PO Box 1479, Bloomington IN 47402
2500 Rockport Rd, Bloomington IN 47403
811 Greenleaf Ct, Bloomington IN 47403
(possibly) Ellettsville, IN

Last Known Phone Number

  • (812) 334-0851
  • (812) 334-7776

Additional Quotes

It was late 1996, early 97 and I had met a wonderful young man online from the East coast, "T". He was also gay and turned 16 in mid July. Over several months of talking on the phone, chatting online, writting each other (via snail mail) we fell in love.

I don't see that I have a problem, and I dont think any of you have a problem. BL has been around for thousands of years, yet now there is a witch hunt for all of us.

I survived 3 years of their BS, and their so called reasoning. I finished all that and my probation 2004, passed their lie detector tests(and yes I lied on that test and passed it).

After my probation was up I was no longer required to register as a sex offender(that was only required while I was on probation as written by the Fed Judge). Now the challange is to get my name removed from that list.

Contact Us

If you have any information regarding this individual's current whereabouts, contact us at [email protected].

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