M$ employee pleads not guilty
A Microsoft employee was charged Friday with attempted first-degree child rape after arranging a sexual rendezvous with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl, police said.
Turns out the “girl” was a Tacoma police detective posing as a teen in an Internet chat room, police spokeswoman Tracy Conaway said.
Karun Kandoi, 27, pleaded not guilty in Pierce County Superior Court. He was released from jail after posting $20,000 bail.
Conaway said detectives began an online dialogue with Kandoi in April. During many of the chats, he discussed “doing immoral acts” with the girl and arranged to meet her Thursday at a restaurant near the Tacoma Mall, Conaway said.
He was met instead by detectives, who arrested him.
Detective believe Kandoi used his work computer for some of the online conversations, Conaway said.
Adam Lynn, The News Tribune.