ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General announces indictment of Shane Taylor Neal for electronic enticement of a child

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that Shane Taylor Neal has been indicted for the electronic enticement of a child.

According to the allegations in the indictment, Neal, via online messaging on his mobile phone, communicated with someone he believed was a fourteen year old girl. According to the allegations, he arranged to meet her for the purpose of sex. He then arrived at the time and place they had agreed. He was arrested when he arrived for the meeting.

This was an investigation by the Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in the Attorney General’s office and the prosecution is being conducted by the Department of the Attorney General.

Attorney General Chin said of the charges: “Luring a minor to have sex is despicable. Not only is the act itself heinous and criminal, but it can damage the child for the rest of her life. We will continue to vigorously prosecute anyone who does this.”

Neal is 48 years old and an Ewa Beach resident. An Oahu grand jury indicted him for 1 count of electronic enticement of a child in the first degree, a class B felony. The charge is punishable by 10 years in prison without the possibility of probation. Bail is set at $11,000.00 and a bench warrant has been issued for Neal’s arrest.

Neal is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

A copy of the indictment is attached.

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For more information, contact:

 

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

Phone: (808) 586-1284

Email: joshua.A.Wisch@hawaii.gov

Web: http://ag.hawaii.gov

Twitter: @ATGHIgov