Office of the Attorney General
Retired Florida Teacher Admits to Traveling to Kentucky for Sexual Relations with Two Juveniles
Attorney General Jack Conway, Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Perrye Turner, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), today jointly announce the guilty plea of a Florida man who traveled to Lexington, Ky. to have sexual relations with two juveniles.
Sixty-year-old Dale Chisena, a retired second grade teacher from Orange County, Fla., pled guilty today to one count of interstate travel to engage in sex with a person under 12 years of age. Chisena and the U.S. Attorney's Office agreed to a specific prison sentence of 30 years. A sentencing hearing with U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell is scheduled for June 14, 2012.
Investigators from Attorney General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit arrested Chisena on February 4, 2011 at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport as he prepared to meet two juveniles for sexual relations. Chisena engaged in numerous online chats with a person he thought was the mother of nine and 11-year-old daughters. In reality, he was talking to one of General Conway's Cybercrimes investigators.
"I appreciate all that my Cybercrimes Unit is doing to track down Cyber predators and to make the Internet a safer place for Kentucky children," General Conway said. "The assistance we received from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office was also instrumental in bringing this case to a successful close."
On January 28, 2011, as part of an undercover investigation involving active child pornography cases in Kentucky, General Conway's Cybercrimes investigators came in contact with a Florida man soliciting sex with minors on the Internet. The Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, worked with other ICAC partner agencies and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to trace the online username.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 230 child pornography investigations and seized more than 300,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.
For additional information on cybersafety in Kentucky, visit General Conway's Cybersafety Page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/ . To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.
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