ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - An Elizabethtown man is behind bars after being charged with more than 150 counts of sex crimes by the Kentucky Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit.
Christopher J. Carroll, 20, a former Hardin County 911 dispatcher, was arrested on Friday. Attorney General Andy Beshear's cyber investigators partnered with the U.S. Secret Service, Hardin County Sheriff's office and the Elizabethtown Police Department to arrest Carroll.
The investigation began in September 2018, Beshear said. Carroll is accused of creating fake social media accounts to communicate with minors in order to receive nude pictures, according to a press release from Beshear's office.
"The attorney general is the chief advocate and protector for our Kentucky families, and it's our job to ensure our communities are safe by taking off the streets anyone who would actively seek to sexually abuse any child," Beshear said.
Carroll is charged with nine counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance, and 100 counts of possessing matter portraying a minor in sexual performance. He is also charged with 50 counts of using a minor under the age of 18 in a sexual performance, six counts of harassing communications and two counts of second-degree stalking.
Carroll is currently housed in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.