BOXBOROUGH – Chief Warren B. Ryder reports that Boxborough Police arrested a man Wednesday night on child enticement charges following an investigation.
SHAUN MICHAEL SHANLEY, AGE 35, OF BOXBOROUGH, is charged with:
- Enticement for Sex with a Child Under 16
- Dissemination of Obscenity to Minors
The charges stem from an investigation led by the Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department into SHANLEY, which began in May when a Merrimack Police detective began communicating undercover with SHANLEY through a mobile social dating application called “SKOUT.”
Police identified SHANLEY following issuance of a search warrant for the phone numbers involved in the investigation. SHANLEY was interviewed at Boxborough Police Headquarters on Wednesday, July 8 and was subsequently arrested and charged.
SHANLEY was released on $340 bail pending arraignment in Ayer District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.