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Beshear: Five Kentuckiana Men Arrested for Seeking Sex with Minor

Separate cases involve individuals traveling to engage in sex after online conversations

Attorney General Andy BeshearFRANKFORT, KY. – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit on Dec. 6, 2016 announced the arrests of five Kentuckiana men for seeking sex with a minor.

The roundup is part of Operation Shielded Child, an initiative by Beshear’s cyber-crime investigators focused on individuals who possess and distribute child pornography or solicit minors for sex online.

Each case announced today involves a Kentuckiana area man traveling to engage in sex with a minor after repeated online conversations.

Those arrested include: Jeffrey Adam Stone, 29, of Brandenburg, Ky.; Timothy Wayne Tucker, 39, of Louisville; Carl Sewell, 24, of Louisville; Wayne Martin Wilson, 51, of Louisville; and Jeffrey Lee Justice, 56, of Lexington, Indiana.

Each was charged with one count of the prohibited use of electronic communications to procure a minor for a sex offense, a Class D felony.

Jeffrey Adam Stone was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 6 after he traveled to a designated area in Louisville to engage in sex with an uncover AG cyber investigator who he believed through an online conversation was a minor. He was arrested by AG cyber investigators with the assistance of the Louisville Metro Police Complaint Response Unit. He is currently housed in Louisville Metro Corrections.

Timothy Wayne Tucker was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 6 after he traveled to a designated area in Louisville to engage in sex with an uncover AG cyber investigator who he believed through an online conversation was a minor. He was arrested by AG cyber investigators with the assistance of the Louisville Metro Police Complaint Response Unit. Tucker was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest. He is currently housed in Louisville Metro Corrections.

Tucker will be arraigned in Jefferson District Court at 9 a.m. Dec. 7.

Carl Dean Sewell was arrest Monday, Dec. 5 after he traveled to a designated area in Louisville to engage in sex with an uncover AG cyber investigator who he believed through an online conversation was a minor. He was arrested by AG cyber investigators with the assistance of the Louisville Metro Police Complaint Response Unit. He is currently housed in Louisville Metro Corrections.

Sewell was arraigned in Jefferson District Court Dec. 6.

Wayne Martin Wilson was arrested by AG cyber investigators Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Shelby County, Ky. after he traveled to engage in sex with an uncover AG cyber investigator who he believed through an online conversation was a minor.

Wilson posted a $10,000 surety bond the same day he was arrested. Wilson is set to be arraigned in Shelby District Court 1 p.m. Dec. 27.

Jeffrey Lee Justice was arrested in Louisville Monday, Nov. 28 after agreeing to meet with an uncover AG cyber investigator posing as someone with two minor children.

According to investigators, Justice requested over email and text messages to engage in sex with both children. After the uncover investigators agreed to meet him in Louisville, Justice was arrested by AG cyber investigators with the assistance of the Louisville Metro Police Complaint Response Unit and SWAT.

Justice is an Indiana convicted felon on probation. He was also charged for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned Nov. 28 in Jefferson District Court.

The work of the Cyber Crimes Unit, a division of the Department of Criminal Investigations in the Office of the Attorney General, is part of Beshear’s core mission to keep sexual predators away from Kentucky’s families and children.

“The Attorney General’s Office is the chief advocate and protector for Kentucky families, and it’s our cyber team’s mission to ensure our communities are safe by taking off the streets anyone who would exploit children,” Beshear said. “I want to thank Chief Conrad and his team for continuing to partner with my office on our cyber cases.”

Beshear made two previous announcements in 2016 regarding Operation Shielded Child – one in Western Kentucky; the other in a 9-county roundup in Kentucky.

The number of arrests, indictments and convictions in 2016 for Beshear’s cyber unit total 80. It’s the most productive year for the office’s unit in its mission to keep Kentucky families safe.

 

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