Columbia Man Arrested for Attempted Sex Crimes with Minor

4 years 1 month 4 days ago December 17, 2012 Dec 17, 2012 Monday, December 17 2012 Monday, December 17, 2012 8:33:00 AM CST in News
By: KOMU 8 Staff

COLUMBIA - One Columbia man is in custody Monday morning after attempting enticement of a child over the weekend.

According to a press release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department, undercover deputies posed as a 14-year-old Boone County boy and began conversation with 27-year-old Shaun Dierker on Dec. 11 via e-mail. 

After numerous e-mails, the conversation changed to text messaging and Dierker is said to have enticed and encouraged the underage decoy into meeting for sexual conduct. The Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force lead the investigation.

During text messages on Saturday Dec. 15 Dierker arranged to meet the decoy child at a local fast food restaurant, but when he arrived he was contacted by detectives and then arrested. Deputies seized a cell phone and two computers in the arrest.

Dierker was arrested on suspicion of attempted enticement of a child and attempted statutory sodomy, second degree. Bond has not yet been set.   

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