Internet Chat Room Sting
November 29, 2010
On November 23, Stone County Investigators traveled to Sheldon, MO and made an arrest on a Stone County Warrant for Enticement of a Child - Actor 21 years of age or older. The subject arrested was John Robert Scifer, white, male, dob 3-20-79. Scifer was arrested at his residence of 205 N. 1st, Sheldon, MO. This arrest was the result of a 5 month investigation where Scifer has been online with an undercover Stone County Investigator posing as an underage female for approximately 2 months.
On Wednesday, November 24th, Stone County Investigators then traveled to Belton, MO and arrested Anthony J. Hernandez, a white, male, dob 8-27-85, of 15800 Richmond Ave, Belton, MO. Hernandez was arrested after a 5 month long investigation where he online with an undercover Stone County Investigator posing as an underage female. Hernandez was also charged with Enticement of a Child - Actor 21 years of age of older.
Both Scifer and Hernandez were transported to the Stone County Jail. Bond was set at $25,000. Hernandez bonded out on 11-27-2010. Scifer is still being held in the Stone County Jail.
Richard L. Hill, Sheriff