Crooked Cops-Shane Kiser
Posted in the Coeburn Forum
#1 Feb 21, 2013
GATE CITY A former Coeburn police officer will have to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to sending sexually explicit messages over Facebook to a then-15-year-old girl.
Edward Shane Kiser, 28, Retford Road, Coeburn, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Scott County Circuit Court to a single count of proposing a sex act by computer to a female between the age of 15 and 17.
Kiser is scheduled to be sentenced May 3 by 30th Circuit Court Judge John Kilgore.
Proposing a sex act by computer to a minor is considered a Class 5 felony and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
The charge also requires Kiser to register as a sex offender.
Scott County Commonwealths Attorney Marcus McClung said Kiser used his position of power as a police officer to take advantage of those he was supposed to protect.
He swore to protect minors when he took his oath, and he didnt do that, McClung said.Youll find that 99.9 percent of law enforcement officers are out there doing the right thing everyday, and I hope people understand that this is one individual and dont let this tarnish the names of other officers who are putting their lives on the line.
Virginia State Police arrested Kiser in August 2012 following a week-long investigation that began when the girls parents contacted Scott County authorities.
Kiser was a member of the Coeburn Police Department when he began sending the sexually explicit messages, but he resigned from the force roughly a week before being taken into custody.
McClung said his office prosecuted the case because the girl who received the messages lived in Scott County.
Authorities said Kiser met the girl last year when he was investigating a noise complaint involving juveniles at a gas station in Coeburn.
Kiser reportedly learned the girls identity as a result of the incident, which allowed him to identify her profile on the social networking website Facebook.
After finding her profile, Kiser used Facebook to carry on what the prosecution described as a long conversation in which he asked the girl to perform sexual acts with him.
A large portion of that conversation was actually carried out between Kiser and an undercover VSP special agent who had been given permission by the girls parents to assume control of her Facebook profile.
Kiser reportedly communicated unknowingly with the special agent for nearly a week before being arrested.
McClung said the cooperation of the girls parents proved crucial in moving forward with the case.
These cases might not be the toughest to prosecute, but they are the toughest to find because there are so many of them out there, McClung said.So when parents, and others, are diligent and help us as theyve done in two of these cases now, it makes it easier to get a conviction. So we appreciate the cooperation weve gotten with the parents, as well as the state police.
#3 Feb 25, 2014
just saw in the coalfield where this douchbag went back to jail again for the exact same thing last week. what a moron. cant believe he was avtually a cop.
#4 Apr 18, 2014
dear mr. he is an idiot, learn your facts. He went back to court over custody for his children not for the same offense.. he was still in jail at the time and had to be transferred for court so he had to be put back in the system.
#5 Apr 22, 2014
everyone makes mistakes.and I am sure he has learned from is.
#7 Apr 23, 2014
If he was trying for custody of his kids, he wouldn't have been taken to jail in Haysi. Besides that, he doesn't have a custody case if he is incarcerated, they aren't going to let him fight a custody case while he's serving a sentence. The charges in the paper were NEW ones. He went to jail a SECOND time right after he was released. I pray no judge would ever let him be around any children anyway, even his own. He is a sick S O B.
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