SOMERSET, KY - Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck is reporting that on Saturday, December 18, 2021, Deputy Alex Wesley responded to a call that an online group called "Predator Poachers" were talking with a male individual at the Cinema 8 Movie Theater in Somerset, Kentucky.
When Deputy Wesley arrived at the theater, there were three male individuals from the online predator group talking to another male individual.
The three male subjects told Deputy Wesley that they had tracked the other male down on social media, "Instagram." The one male individual was there to meet an 11-year-old female to watch a movie.
The male individual had communicated with the 11-year-old female for the purpose of inappropriate relations.
The 11-year-old girl was not an actual person but a fictitious person the online group had created to lure in this individual.
As a result of Deputy Alex Wesley's investigation, he arrested Floyd T. Adams, age 46, of Eubank, Kentucky.
Floyd Adams was charged with:
- Procuring or Promoting the Use of a Minor Less than 12 Years of Age
This individual was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center and lodged, where, according to jail records, he remains without bond as of this publishing on Sunday, January 2, 2022.
Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Deputy Wesley was assisted during this investigation initially by:
- Deputy Dan Pevley
- Deputy Jay Picard
- Detective Matt Bryant of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division
After Mr. Adams was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center, Deputy Alex Wesley secured a search warrant for Adams's’ residence in the area of Eubank, Kentucky. Deputy Wesley, along with Deputy Austin Swartz, Deputy David Campbell, and Detective Matt Bryant, served the search warrant.
As a result of the search warrant, several electronic and storage devices were seized. These devices will be submitted to the FBI for forensic examination.
On December 29, 2021, at 1:30 PM, Floyd Adams appeared before Pulaski District Court for a Preliminary Hearing in which Deputy Alex Wesley testified.
At the end of the hearing, Mr. Adams' case was sent to the Grand Jury, where it will be presented by Deputy Alex Wesley and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office at a later time.
Deputy Alex Wesley continues the investigation.
Major Jeff Hancock
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office