12-31-2010, 09:48 PM #1
KS - Officer charged in sex sting was active in Scouts
Former officer charged in sex sting was active in Scouts
William Brian Duncan, the former Lansing police officer accused this week of using the Internet to entice a minor, also had volunteered with the Cub Scouts.
Duncan, 40, led what appeared to be the life of an ideal public servant, said John Kotzman, the new assistant cubmaster of Pack 3165, which serves families in Lansing and Leavenworth.
Not only had Duncan been cubmaster for the pack of about 180 to 200 Cub Scouts, but he was a school board member and DARE police officer for the city of Lansing.
On Thursday, Duncan was charged in a sting by the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force. Prosecutors allege he talked online to someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy and then went to meet him in Kansas City.
Duncan’s troubles became public late last month after a relative of an 18-year-old contacted law enforcement about sexually oriented chats that allegedly occurred between the teen and Duncan.
The FBI then set up online chats with Duncan and “Alex,” who actually was an undercover officer.
01-01-2011, 01:14 AM #2Registered User
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Shame on Mr. Duncan. The Kansas City area recently had to deal with another sex offender on the Hickman Mills school board, David Buie from Overland Park. Families are left wondering who, if anyone to trust.
And this is our second D.A.R.E. officer this week--we had Morgan Sellman from Aurora, CO.
We have threads on both cases. Do they NEVER learn from other's fall from grace?
11-05-2011, 10:26 PM #3Registered User
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Former Lansing Police Officer, School Board Member Pleads No Contest to Attempted Sex with a Minor
October 24, 2011
Western District of Missouri
KANSAS CITY, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Lansing, Kan., police officer and school board member pleaded no contest in federal court today to attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex.
William Brian Duncan, 40, of Leavenworth, Kan., entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to the charges contained in a Jan. 4, 2011, federal indictment. Duncan was taken into federal custody at the conclusion of today’s hearing.
Duncan was charged with using the Internet to attempt to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, and with crossing the state line to attempt to engage in a sexual act with a minor. Duncan was an officer with the Lansing, Kan., Police Department until November 2010. He had been a DARE officer and coordinator of the Safe Kids program and was named Officer of the Year in 2008. Duncan resigned from the Lansing School Board in November 2010.
Duncan acknowledged that he communicated online with a person he believed to be 14 years old. In reality, Duncan was communicating with an undercover law enforcement officer. Duncan corresponded with the undercover officer on multiple occasions in December 2010; many of the conversations were sexual in nature.
According to the government’s factual basis for today’s plea, Duncan began making arrangements to meet with the minor in person during an online chat on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. Duncan drove from his residence in Kansas to the meeting location in Missouri the next day with the intent to engage in sex with the 14-year-old minor, the government contends. When Duncan approached the location, he was pulled over by a Kansas City, Mo., police officer and arrested.
Under federal statutes, Duncan is subject to a mandatory sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $500,000. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.
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