Undercover NKY officer busts VA man with internet solicitation of minor

(FOX19) - In May 2010 an undercover officer with the Kenton County Police Department had been contacted by a user with the screen name of "nudistteacher2000" in an online chat room.

The user was later identified as Randall John Pilon, a seventh grade teacher at Salem Middle School in the City of Virginia Beach. The undercover officer used the online persona of a 14-year-old female from Kentucky named Sherry.

Pilon engaged in several chat sessions with "Sherry" and suggested to "Sherry" that the two of them go camping together, date, and kiss. Pilon utilized his webcam to expose himself to "Sherry" and eventually offered to purchase a webcam for her.

In the online chats, Pilon indicated that he was much older than "Sherry" and asked "Sherry" whether she thought he was evil. The undercover officer in Kentucky was able to determine the identity of "nudistteacher2000" and contacted officers with the Virginia Beach Police Department.

Computer media seized by the police from the home of Randall John Pilon, 55, of Virginia Beach. The media found contained multiple images of child pornography.

Pilon was sentenced Tuesday for charges of attempted Indecent Liberties and attempted Propose Sex Act by Communication System- Victim under age 15.

Pilon has been sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections with nine years suspended, leaving six years to serve. Pilon pled guilty on April 27, 2011.

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