Detectives tell 27 NEWSFIRST the arrest was made after 35-year old Gregory R. Watkins, of East Point, traveled to Morehead to meet with what he believed to be a twelve year old female.
An undercover Morehead Police officer had been posing as a twelve year old female online. Mr. Watkins had made contact online with the "twelve year old" and after what police called 'many sexually centered conversations,' had proposed a meeting with the intent for sexual contact. A meeting was set up, and when Mr. Watkins arrived at the predetermined location, officers arrested him without incident.
Watkins is charged with Prohibited Use of Electronic Communication System to Procure Sex with a Minor. He was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center.