Former Hilton teacher sentenced on sex charge

Charles Kane, of Spencerport, who pleaded guilty to attempted online enticement of a minor in late October, will spend 10 years in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release after being sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

January 29, 2016

via Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

A former Hilton Middle School teacher was sentenced in federal court in Rochester on Thursday after he admitted to online enticement of a minor.

Charles Kane, of Spencerport, who pleaded guilty to attempted online enticement of a minor in late October, will spend 10 years in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release after being sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, Kane was arrested on April 2, 2015, as he tried to meet with a person he thought to be a 14-year-old girl.

Kane posted a Craigslist ad in October 2014 that stated, "daddy/daughter. Love younger women." An undercover federal law enforcement officer, posed as the father of a young girl, chatted with Kane online for the next few months. During the exchanges, Kane talked about traveling to meet the agent and engaging in sexual activity with the 10-year-old daughter.

On Jan. 26, 2015, another undercover officer saw another sexually explicit post on Craigslist that was traced back to Kane. The officer responded to the ad as a 14-year-old girl. Kane stated that he was "down with it." Kane asked the girl where she lived and indicated that he wanted to meet her. The two remained in contact for the next two months.

During the online chats, Kane sent photos of himself, including one that he took in the men's restroom of the middle school where he taught. He also continued to ask the 14-year-old for pictures of herself and talked about engaging in sexually explicit activity with her. Kane also offered to travel to meet the minor for sexual purposes.

The girl agreed to meet Kane at a theater in Webster on April 2, 2015. Kane was seen going into a pharmacy right before the meeting where he purchased condoms. Kane was arrested in the theater parking lot.

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Link to Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Release