A Boston federal court sentenced a Cape Cod man, currently listed as a Teaticket reisdent, to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release on Wednesday for attempted enticement of two teenage girls.
The US District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf sentenced Kevin B. Reid, 30, after he pleaded guilty in April to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.
Mr. Reid has been arrested twice before on similar charges.
The most recent incident took place in March of this year. Barnstable police said Mr. Reid used the Internet to reach out to the two girls, 14 and 16 years of age, to engage in sexual conversations and photo exchanges. Barnstable police listed him as a homeless man from Marstons Mills and a Level 3 sex offender at the time of arrest.
Mr. Reid was awaiting the arrival of two girls whom he believed to be arriving on a bus. Mr. Reid had spoken with them about skipping school to come to Cape Cod to spend the day with him and to engage in sexual activities.
Instead of meeting the children as expected, Mr. Reid was taken into custody by law enforcement officials. His arrest followed an investigation by United States postal inspectors, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Barnstable Police Department.
Prior to the arrest, one of the girl’s mothers initiated contact with Mr. Reid, pretending to be her daughter. When Mr. Reid’s communications became sexually explicit, she contacted the police and an undercover federal agent assumed the identity of the “two” girls. Mr. Reid directed the two girls to make a pornographic video and instructed them to travel to Barnstable.
Investigators arrested Mr. Reid as he ran to greet the bus he believed carried the two teenage girls, said Massachusetts District Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz.
In March 2010, Yarmouth Police Department apprehended Mr. Reid, then 26 and a Yarmouth resident, charging him with inducing a minor into having sex.
According to police and court reports, the female victim’s mother arrived home to find Mr. Reid in her home, hiding under the blankets of her daughter’s bed. She told police she realized someone was in her home after finding muddy boot prints on the floor.
Police said Mr. Reid met the girl through MySpace and arranged to meet at her house.
The woman drove Mr. Reid home and told him to stay away from her daughter, but she later received a phone call from a family friend claiming he was still seeing the girl in secret. The woman searched her daughter’s cellphone and found several sexually explicit text messages, as well as two photographs of Mr. Reid, one of him shirtless, the other simply described as “sexually graphic.”
He was designated a Level three sex offender following this case.
Falmouth police also arrested Mr. Reid in February 2007, on two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older from an incident taking place on November 8, 2005, in Falmouth. The court found him guilty and sentenced him to 2 1/2 years in a correctional facility.