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Deputy Judge Executive Arrested For Soliciting Teen

The Magoffin County Deputy Judge Executive is in trouble with the law accused of luring a teenage girl over the Internet for sex.

The Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 28-year old Walter Edward Hardin on Friday in Lexington. Police say he traveled to Lexington to have sex with a 15-year old girl after having several explicit conversations online.

Hardin is charged with unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities. Today he pleaded not guilty to that charge. He's been suspended without pay from his job with Magoffin County.

Hardin is the son of Judge Executive Doc Hardin. He is currently out of jail on bond.


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