Kentucky Men Caught During Internet Sting

Eleven men from three states were arrested during an Internet sex sting, Attorney General Greg Stumbo said Monday.

The Kentucky Bureau of Investigation worked with local police in
Campbell County, in northern Kentucky, and the Internet watchdog group Perverted Justice, to conduct the operation from last Thursday through Sunday. Suspects, all men, ranged in age from 24 to 59.

It was the second time the attorney general's office has worked with the group during the past year. In October, seven men were arrested during a similar operation in Louisville, and state prosecutors sent more than 30 to federal officials for review, Stumbo said.

Each of the suspects was charged with attempted unlawful transaction with a minor, which is a felony and punishable by up to 20 years in prison. They were all being held on $100,000 cash bond, Stumbo said.

Four of the men arrested were from Kentucky, while five were from Ohio and two from Indiana.

Law enforcement officials from several states have worked with the Perverted Justice group, which trains adults who pose as minors in Internet chat rooms.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by PATTI Location: MOREHEAD KY on Apr 18, 2007 at 09:11 AM
    I FEEL LIKE IF WE WENT BACK TO THE DAYS OF THE BIBLE THINGS WOULD BE ALOT BETTER AN EYE FOR AN EYE IS WHAT IT HAS COME TO OUR KIDS ARE NOT EVEN SAFE IN THER OWN HOMES ANYMORE LITTLELESS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS.
  • by concerned Location: red river gorge on Apr 17, 2007 at 11:51 AM
    This is so discusting. To think that a grown man would do such to a child. What is wrong with men these days...? I know there is plenty of willing women out there why not take them leave the innocent ones alone. It should be a law in the USA that states if you are a sexual predator especially a pedofile predator that it is mandatory casteration as punishment. You would think twice them! I know there is women out there that does the same and I am sure there is as unusal torture methods to deter them as well! Sick!
  • by dudley Location: georgia on Apr 17, 2007 at 10:25 AM
    it's just so sad that our society has come to this. i was raised in the 70's and our whole society has changed so much from then. all we can do as parent's is educate our children, but 1 problem is that everyone was not raised the same so what i'm doing for and with my kids other's are not doing for theirs. i live in georgia now but i lived in lexington for 6 of the best years in my life and my kids life all they keep saying is when they get older they will return to lexington and live the rest of their lives. they do not like it here but they love lexington very much.
  • by KEITH JORDAN Location: london,ky on Apr 17, 2007 at 08:29 AM
    i agree with missy from ky they need to start doing something with these people they have no rights they need a special cage for them in the middle of no where thow them in and leave them there.
  • by missy Location: ky on Apr 16, 2007 at 06:06 PM
    this man needs to rot in jail or under the jail they dont need to do this to our children because it might be your kids this man is talking to. What would you do, I keep my kids off the computer. I have a son that is 9 years old and he gets on line but I make sure that he doesn't talk to any body. I keep an eye out for you devil, thats all you are
  • by jj Location: lc on Apr 16, 2007 at 05:34 PM
    what about the one that is in hazard jail look what he did to is on girl i think you should check in to that and tell about him also

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