WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri June 15, 2012
Retired Teacher Sentenced in Internet Sex Sting in Kentucky
A retired Florida teacher is heading to prison for traveling to Kentucky for sex with two juveniles. U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced 60-year-old Dale Chisena for interstate travel to engage in sex acts with a person under 12 years of age.
Chisena admitted to having several online chats with a person he thought was the mother of nine and 11-year-old daughters. In reality, he was talking to a cyber crimes investigators in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
"I'm pleased to say that my Cybercrimes Investigators working with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have taken another child predator off of the streets," General Conway said. "The work we're doing every day in coordination with our local, state and federal partners is truly making the Internet a safer place for Kentucky kids."
According to his plea agreement, the retired teacher explained in detail his intentions to engage in sexual acts with the mother and her two daughters. In February 2011, Dale Chisena flew from Florida to Lexington. He was arrested shortly after arriving at Bluegrass Airport. He had brought gifts to the girls and other items that indicated his sexual intentions. He was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison.