Attorney General: Indiana pastor, U of L researcher busted in child sex investigation

Published: Jun. 15, 2016 at 7:54 PM EDT
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The Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit has arrested an Indiana pastor and a University of Louisville employee. Both are accused of coming to Frankfort to have sex with a minor.

David James Brown, 46, of Indiana, has been charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for a sex offense.

According to a release from Attorney General Andy Beshear's office, cyber investigators had been investigating Brown after he corresponded online through the KIK messenger application and email with an undercover investigator who was posing as a minor. Brown requested that the undercover investigator engage in sexual acts with him.

The Attorney General's office says Brown traveled to Frankfort on Wednesday morning to meet that undercover persona. He was arrested by AG cyber investigators there.

During his arrest, Brown told investigators that he was an Indiana resident and was employed as the head pastor of the First Christian Church of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

The Cyber Crimes Unit also announced the arrest of Anwar Gamal Mohamed, age 33 of Louisville.

The Attorney General's office says Mohamed became the subject of an undercover investigation after he corresponded through email and text messaging with an undercover investigator posing as a minor. Investigators say Mohamed requested the undercover persona engage in sex acts with him.

Police arrested Mohamed after he traveled to Frankfort on Wednesday afternoon. During his arrest, Mohamed told investigators that he was a Canadian citizen on a work visa for his medical research job at the University of Louisville.

Mohamed and Brown both pleaded 'not guilty' in court Thursday. They're expected back in court June 21st.