During the investigation, detectives learned that Reno resident Kemp Shiffer, 58, had driven to Eureka, Calif., where he picked up an 18-year-old woman and brought her back to Reno where it is alleged that he coerced her into prostitution for the purpose of obtaining money from her.
Police are still investigating Shiffer’s dealings with illegal prostitution in this area. Shiffer retired from the Internal Revenue Service several years ago. Detectives have learned that approximately 10 years ago, Shiffer might have been using his IRS agent badge in the furtherance of his dealings in illegal prostitution. Detectives are attempting to identify victims in Shiffer’s pandering scheme during the past several years.
Anyone with information pertinent to this investigation is asked to call the Regional Street Enforcement Team at 334-3061 or remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 322-4900.