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Cyber Crimes Unit Arrests Dallas County Resident for Sexually Soliciting a Minor with Craigslist Ad

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made the following statement after the Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Richard Raymond Kaiser, 49, of Sachse, for online solicitation of a minor:

“After posting an ad on Craigslist, the suspect allegedly sexually propositioned someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy. Fortunately, the suspect was actually communicating with an undercover officer with our Cyber Crimes Unit – and is now in custody.”

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Richard Kaiser

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According to state investigators, Kaiser posted an advertisement on Craigslist seeking a discreet meeting with a young male under 21. When a person who Kaiser believed was a 13-year-old boy responded to the ad, Kaiser sexually propositioned the child and arranged to meet him in Austin. The “boy” was actually an undercover police officer with the Cyber Crimes Unit. When Kaiser arrived at the meeting location, Cyber Crimes Unit police officers arrested him and confiscated both of his cell phones for forensic analysis. Cyber Crimes Unit investigators also conducted a search of Kaiser’s hotel room and confiscated the defendant’s laptop computer.

Kaiser faces a third-degree felony count of online solicitation of a minor. He remains in Travis County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. If convicted, Kaiser faces two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.