Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Texas man faces felonies for explicit chats

by Rob Ireland

February 17, 2011

Elkhorn — It is a criminal complaint that reads like an episode of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator.”

The complaint cites sexually explicit Internet chats, including a video using Skype, between a 21-year-old Texas man and a 13-year-old town of Geneva girl.

After law enforcement subpoenaed an IP address, they were able to link the videos and written chats to a man living in Denison, Texas.

That man, Kirby D. Dunkin, now of Plano, faces felony charges in Walworth County Circuit Court of two counts of causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity and two counts of exposing a child to harmful material.

If convicted of all counts, Dunkin faces 19 years imprisonment and $40,000 in fines.

Dunkin is free on a $20,000 surety bond, which was co-signed by his parents.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police reviewed a chat log between a man who identified himself as Michael Dunn, but was later identified as Dunkin, and the child.

During a chat on Nov. 17, Dunkin writes to the girl, “ur pic was hot.” During this chat, the two also connected on Skype, which is program that allows users to video chat in real-time.

On Skype, Dunkin allegedly exposes and touches himself. He asks the girl to send him pictures of herself.

During a Nov. 18 chat, he asks the girl to send him more pictures. He also sends her sexually graphic messages.

In another chat Dunkin asks the girl “how young r u really..i don’t care.” The girl responds that she is 13 and in middle school.

Dunkin then asks the girl if she is a cop, and states, “cause are age difference is totally illegal for wat we been doing.” He also writes, “at this point I wouldn’t care if u were younger than wat u are” and “u look 11.”

He tells the girl he lives in Arkansas, but would drive to Wisconsin to meet her and have sex with her.

A detective with the Denison Police Department took a video taped statement from Dunkin. During the statement, Dunkin admits he knew the girl he was chatting with was 13, and that he exposed and touched himself on video after he knew the girl’s age.

Dunkin told police he would have driven to Wisconsin to meet the girl and have sex with her. Dunkin also reportedly said he knew what he was doing was illegal and the chat was explicit.