This case study examines the investigation of Kale Dunlap for the online solicitation of multiple underage girls in Texas. The presenter will detail how Dunlap used his status and ability as a collegiate cheerleader for access to multiple cheerleading gyms in a formal and informal capacity with the intent to sexually exploit underage children. The investigative practices used to identify multiple victims will be reviewed as well as practical information for managing a case that continues to grow in size and complexity. Lastly, the case study will review the unique advantages/difficulties of your investigation based on the culture of cheer gyms and the involved children, parents, coaches, and owners.
List the grooming methods used by Kale Dunlap to gain access to underage children and refute accusations.
Organize case referrals and related discovery information.
Implement strategies for “cold calling” a newly identified victim/victim’s parent.
Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of cheer gym culture for a criminal investigation.