A Florida man admitted in federal court today that he traveled to Lexington to have sex with two preteen girls.
Dale Chisena, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel to engage in sex with a person under 12 years of age. Chisena and the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed to a specfiic prison sentence of 30 years. However, the sentence only becomes official if U.S. District Court Judge Karen Caldwell signs the agreement at Chisena’s sentencing hearing
on June 14.
According to the plea agreement, in July of 2011, Chisena engaged in numerous online chats with a person he thought was a mother of 9 and 11 year old daughters. In reality he was talking to an undercover officer with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit. In these chats, Chisena explained in detail his intentions to engage in sexual acts with the mother and her two daughters.
On February 4, 2011, officers arrested Chisnea after he arrived at Bluegrass Airport. Chisnea had brought gifts for the girls and other items that indicated his intention to perform sexual acts upon the girls.