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Former Officer Accused In Internet Sex Sting

Kansas City Star via YellowBrix

December 31, 2010

LANSING – A former Lansing police officer and school board member was charged Thursday with using the Internet to entice a minor for sex.

Authorities arrested William Brian Duncan, 40, on Wednesday after he drove to Kansas City to meet with someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy, according to federal prosecutors.

The meeting had been set up during online chats between Duncan and undercover officers with the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force who posed as the minor, according to the affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City.

Duncan resigned from the Lansing Police Department and the Lansing school board in November. He currently works as a loss prevention manager for a local retailer, according to federal prosecutors.

The online activity that led to Thursday’s charge began in early December after a relative of an 18-year-old contacted law enforcement officers about online chats between that teen and Duncan, according to court documents.

In those chats, Duncan allegedly said he was looking to speak with people for a college paper on sexual orientation. He was not a college student, prosecutors noted.

Officers with the FBI task force then contacted Duncan, using the name “Alex.”

“From the very onset of the communications, Mr. Duncan was advised that ‘Alex’ was 14 years old,” prosecutors stated in the court documents.

Over the course of the month, online chats continued and the meeting was arranged so they could engage in sexual activity, according to the allegations. Duncan was arrested when he arrived at the agreed-upon location.

Duncan was not represented by a lawyer at his initial appearance Thursday in federal court. A detention hearing is scheduled for Jan. 5.

Prosecutors contend that Duncan poses a danger to the community because of his “position of authority and trust, his experience in law enforcement and familiarity with criminal law, his demonstrated interest in sexual activity with minors, and willingness to follow through on his desires.”

Duncan was with the Police Department for about six years and was officer of the year in 2008. He was appointed to the school board in 2008.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 2 years ago


    He was in fact a Scout leader as well when this all happened. I have known this man for over 20 years and the people that I worry about are his son and wife. I don't know if she is still his wife now but his son has to live with this forever. That is who I worry about.

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50


    over 4 years ago


    The world would be a much better place without lowlifes like this in it. There is a serious problem with this guys mind.

  • Screen_shot_2011-04-10_at_8


    over 4 years ago


    I pray that this person gets a fair trial, is found guilty, and then gets all he deserves. I am thankful that he is no longer in LE, but despite when he left this honorable profession, he still brings us a bad name and reputation.

  • Img_0103_max50


    over 4 years ago


    What a TRASH A$$..!!!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    He needs to be fried...

  • 20141003_065807-1_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Thats a good one Horse. He will be dropping Fries...Jerk off

  • Picture_002_max50


    over 4 years ago


    DING FRIES ARE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 20141003_065807-1_max50


    over 4 years ago


    I'd love to box his head in. That ticks me off. And now loss prevention. Huh what about perv provention.

  • Police_link_badge_max50


    over 4 years ago


    If true and convicted I hope he spends the rest of his life in jail or for at least a very long long time !!

  • Me_last_wk_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Whats a disgrace

  • Adp_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Loss Prevention officer at "toys R us"? Weirdo.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago


    I agree with Whalewatcher.

  • 1226772322_l_max50


    over 4 years ago


    The man is sick!!!!

  • Flowers_20_234__max50


    over 4 years ago


    "William Brian Duncan, the former Lansing police officer accused this week of using the Internet to entice a minor, also had volunteered with the Cub Scouts.
    Not only had Duncan been cubmaster for the pack of about 180 to 200 Cub Scouts, but he was a school board member and DARE police officer for the city of Lansing."

    Now THAT'S a scary thought!!!
    And FYI patchboy, doesn't matter if the 18y/o is an adult or not, it was the subject matter that caught his parent's attention

  • 012_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Wow this is just shameful. Im glad this man is no longer in LE he doesnt deserve the badge. I really wonder what happened to cause his resignation. Hmm hopefully more will come. Patchboy Im sure there is so much more that happened during those that chats that caused some alarm. Just because the teen was 18. It was obviously something that needed attention because he tried to act on his desires with a 14 year old. Have faith in these investigators, they are doing their job and from what I see they did a good job.

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