The Leavenworth Times - January 4, 2011
Lansing, Kansas - A former Lansing police officer and school board member charged last week in a child enticement case is facing a new federal grand jury indictment. The indictment charges William Brian Duncan with crossing the state line to attempt to engage in sexual activity with a minor and with using the Internet in an attempt to entice a minor for sexual activity. Both charges are related to the same incident, according to federal prosecutors. The indictment returned this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Kansas City replaces a criminal complaint previously filed against Duncan alleging the Internet charge. Duncan, 40, resigned from the police department and school board in November. He also resigned a leadership position in the Cub Scouts. The charges stem from alleged Internet chats he had with an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a 14-year-old boy. Duncan is accused of arranging a sexual encounter and then driving from Leavenworth County, where he lived, to Kansas City, where he was arrested Dec. 29. He has been in custody since then. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in federal court, and a motion filed by prosecutors seeks to have him detained without bond.