04-30-10 Utah Man Arrested for Enticing Boise Girl over the
April 30, 2010 - A Utah man arrested in Salt Lake City
accused of enticing a 13 year old Boise girl on over the Internet
has been transferred to the Ada County Jail to face the local
Arrested: Troy Kahea, 28, Salt Lake City, UT
Charge: Enticing of Children over the Internet ISC
What Happened: In January, 2009, a witness reported to
Boise Police sexually explicit text messages sent to the Boise girl
allegedly by the suspect, Kahea. In cooperation with the Idaho
Crimes Against Children Task Force, Boise Police continued to
investigate and found the reported cell phone contacts between the
suspect and victim also involved internet chats that included an
exchange of lewd images and evidence the suspect attempted to
entice the victim to participate in sexual acts.
Kahea was arrested by police in Utah last November on
the above charges. Boise Police have been told he faces additional,
similar charges in Utah.
Preventing Internet Crimes Against Children:
Boise Police strongly urge parents to take advantage of
educational materials on internet use and dangers.
An excellent source is ProtecTeens, a newly updated
video program for parents on internet safety for children produced
by the Idaho Attorney General's Office:
Here are other tips for parents to help safeguard
your children, courtesy of Boise PD, The Idaho Crimes Against
Children's Task Force and the National Center for Missing and
- Get informed about computers and the Internet. Let your
children show you what they can do online, and visit their favorite
- Keep the computer in an open, common area of your home. Be
aware of any other computers your child may be using.
- Talk to children about what personal information is and why you
should never give it to people online.
- If your children use chat or E-mail, talk to them about never
meeting in person with anyone they first "met" online. Know who
your children are exchanging E-mail with, and only let them use
chat areas when you can supervise.
- Talk to your children about not responding to offensive or
dangerous E-mail, chat, or other communications. Report any such
communication to local law enforcement. Do not delete the offensive
or dangerous E-mail; turn off the monitor, and contact local law
- Clear, simple, easy-to-read house rules should be posted on or
near the computer. The rules should include the time of day that
children may be online, the length of time they may be online, whom
they may communicate with while online, and appropriate areas for
them to visit while online.
- Look into safeguarding programs or options your online service
provider might offer. These may include monitoring or filtering
- Internet accounts should be in the parent's name with parents
having the primary screenname, controlling passwords, and using
blocking and/or filtering devices. Children should not complete a
profile for a service provider and children's screennames should be
nondescript so as not to dentify that the user is a child.
- If you suspect online "stalking" or sexual exploitation of a
child, report it to the Boise Police Department at 377-6790 or 911
for emergencies. You may also report online via the CyberTipline®
at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678. The National
Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has a system
for identifying online predators and child pornographers and
contributing to law-enforcement investigations. Leads forwarded to
the site will be acknowledged and shared with the appropriate
law-enforcement agency for investigation.