Attorney General: Jefferson County Man Arrested in Shelbyville After Seeking Sex with Minor

FRANKFORT, KY. (Feb. 15, 2016) – In an effort to better protect Kentucky’s children, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Monday, February 15, 2016, that a Jefferson County man was arrested in Shelby County last week after seeking sex with a minor.

Patrick Adam Small, 32, of Louisville, was arrested Feb. 12 by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit in western Shelby County on one count of Prohibited Use of an Electronic Communication System for the Purpose of Procuring a Minor for a Sex offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Cyber investigators were assisted in the arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

According to cyber investigators, Small became the subject of an undercover investigation after he posted an online ad requesting to engage in drug activity.

Small communicated over the Internet with an undercover investigator’s persona of a minor for the purpose of giving her methamphetamine before engaging her in sex acts. He traveled to Shelby County with his 4-year-old son in the car for the meeting.

Small was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center on the charges as well as an outstanding bench warrant. His son was transported to the Cabinet for Families and Children in Shelbyville where he was turned over to his mother.

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 is the chief advocate and protector for our Kentucky families, and it’s our job to partner with law enforcement at every level to take those who would exploit children off the streets to ensure our communities are safe,” Beshear said. “I want to thank members of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for working with our investigators on this case.”

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Shelby County Detention Center.



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