CADIZ, KY — On Monday, June 26, 2023, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested Sean Matthew Hillock, 33, on a charge related to procuring a minor online.
Mr. Hillock was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect having conversations with and attempting to coerce a minor into engaging in sexual acts.
The investigation resulted in a search warrant in Cadiz on June 26, 2023. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Sean Matthew Hillock is currently charged with:
- One count of prohibited use of electronic communication device to procure a minor
This charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
This individual was lodged in the Christian County Detention Center.
Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Christian County Detention Center.
The Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is comprised of more than twenty-six local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the United States Department of Justice and administered by the Kentucky State Police, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing a response to cyber enticement and child sexual abuse material investigations. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and the heightened online activity of predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.
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