HSI Douglas, Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Aggravated Luring Minor Arrest

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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – A local man was arrested Sept. 14 during a Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) for child exploitation, assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Arizona Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Sierra Vista Police Department as part of southeastern Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Working Group (ICAC).

Kelley Stanley, 48, of Sierra Vista, was arrested by HSI Special Agents after attempting to pick up a 13-year-old girl for sexual activity. According to law enforcement, Stanley planned to pick up the girl from a parking lot near the intersection of Wilcox and Coronado Drive.

HSI special agents began the investigation earlier the previous week when Stanley used an online application to contact what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. His conversation quickly turned sexual in nature and he prepared to meet the girl to engage in sexual activity. Stanley sent several sexual images to the other party and also requested sexual images from him.

After several days of talking about the request, Stanley sought to pick up the victim and return to his residence. When he arrived at the place designated in advance, he was arrested. Stanley was later treated and transported to Cochise County Jail where he was sentenced for aggravated luring a minor, luring a minor, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and attempted sexual conduct with a minor. .

Stanley’s bail was set at $100,000.

This case is being prosecuted by the Cochise County District Attorney’s Office, which has worked closely with law enforcement in the investigation of crimes involving attempted child exploitation in Cochise County.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and suspicious activity through its toll-free whistleblower line at 1-866-347-2423, or by completing its online whistleblower form. Both are manned 24 hours a day by investigators. From outside the United States and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199; hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

HSI takes a victim-centered approach to child exploitation investigations by working to identify, rescue and stabilize victims. HSI works in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), and other federal, state, and local agencies to help solve cases and rescue sexually exploited children. Suspected cases of child sexual exploitation or missing children can be reported to NCMEC’s ​​toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.

HSI is a founding member of Virtual Global Task Forcean international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.

One of HSI’s top priorities is to protect the public from crime victimization, and HSI’s child exploitation investigations program is a central part of this set of missions. Additionally, HSI is recognized as a global leader in this investigative discipline and is committed to using its broad powers, international footprint, and strong governmental and non-governmental partnerships to identify and rescue child victims, identify and apprehend offenders. , prevent cross-border sex with children. abuse and help make the Internet a safer place for children.

HSI is a branch of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, particularly criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and financial move. HSI’s workforce of more than 10,400 employees includes more than 6,800 special agents assigned to 225 cities across the United States and 86 overseas locations in 55 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative police presence overseas and one of the largest international law enforcement footprints in the United States.

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