Millsboro Man Among Two Arrested In Undercover Child Predator Sting

by Dave on October 20, 2010

Shane E. Kiser

From the Department of Justice:

Attorney General Beau Biden and law enforcement officers announced today that a Child Predator Task Force undercover investigation has resulted in the arrest of two suspects on child exploitation charges.

“The Child Predator Task Force is working hard every day to keep our kids safe,” Biden said. “Our fight against those seeking to prey on our children will never stop.”

An undercover investigator with the Task Force, posing as a divorced father of a 9-year-old boy, was contacted separately by the two suspects in an Internet chatroom. Both suspects sought to meet the investigator’s fictional son and have sex with him.

“It is through the continued collective efforts of the Delaware Department of Justice and Delaware State Police Child Predator Task Force that arrest such as these are able to be achieved,” said Col. Robert Coupe, Superintendent of the Delaware State Police.

On Saturday, October 16 the Task Force arrested 29 year-old Shane E. Kiser at a Dover-area hotel. Kiser, a resident of Millsboro, had agreed during an Internet chat to drive to the Dover-area hotel to have sex with the investigator’s fictional child.   Kiser told the investigator he was going to bring a pacifier for the boy to suck on while he assaulted the child.  At the time of his arrest, Kiser had a baby pacifier and two hot wheel toy cars in his possession.  Kiser was charged with first degree attempted rape and solicitation and is being held on $500,000 cash bail.  The Child Predator Task Force has executed a search warrant on Kiser’s residence where computers and other digital media were seized.  The forensic examination of that evidence is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

Kiser is also a registered nurse who was employed at Beebe Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD.  The Task Force contacted both hospitals after Kiser’s arrest, and also notified the Delaware Division of Professional Regulations.  It is the understanding of the Task Force that Beebe Hospital subsequently terminated his employment.

The second suspect, a 41 year-old adult male from Maryland, initiated online conversations over a period of several months with the undercover investigator.  The target repeatedly stated his intention of having sexual activities with his investigator’s 9-year-old child. The target was arrested on October 17 outside a restaurant near the Christiana Mall.  Prosecutors believe he traveled from his home in Maryland to meet with the undercover investigator to finalize arrangements to meet his young child and have sex.  During that meeting, immediately before his arrest, the target agreed to return to Delaware later this week to have sex with the child.

The target was charged with attempted first degree rape and conspiracy and is being held on $9,000 cash bail.  Because the target allegedly crossed state lines to commit his crimes, the Task Force referred this case to federal authorities.  The target’s identity is being withheld at the request of federal authorities because their investigation is ongoing.  The Task Force also notified Maryland authorities of his arrest and they are actively participating in the ongoing investigation.

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