NATICK, Mass.—A Grafton man was arrested Monday during a sting operation by Natick Police and charged with paying for sexual conduct with a child under age 18 and electronic enticement with a child for sexual activity.
Michael D. Kieft, 64, of 79 Londonderry Road, Grafton, was arraigned in Framingham District Court on Tuesday, according to the MetroWest Daily News.
According to the Daily News Assistant District Attorney, Margaret Pastuszak testified that Kieft attempted to bribe the underage girl to touch her sexually.
“I don’t want to get us in trouble,” Kieft texted to the girl. He then told her not to tell her parents, the Daily News reported.
The text messages then describe in detail what he wanted to do to her. The girl told her parents who then contacted the Natick Police.
The police set up a sting, posing as the girl, and arrested Kieft at just after 2 p.m. Monday.
The assistant D.A. said Kieft is also being investigated in another jurisdiction about an allegation he touched the girl at a different time.
According to his LinkedIn page, Kieft works as a Voluntary Benefit Sales Rep at Colonial Life.
Judge Douglas Stoddart set bail at $5,000 cash with a number of conditions including staying away from the alleged victim and all children under age 18. He also cannot use a cell phone with texting capabilities.
He is due in Framingham District Court on Jan, 8, 2013 for a pretrial conference.