Lexington, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2016) — On September 22, 2016, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 12-Frankfort, arrested Dean B. Nixon, 50, for prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer re: sex offenses.
Nixon was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after observing the suspect using an online chat system to communicate with whom he believed to be a 14-year-old female. On September 22, 2016, Nixon traveled across state lines from Indiana to Kentucky with plans to engage in illicit sexual contact with the minor.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant of Nixon’s vehicle and hotel room, where electronic equipment was seized and is pending a forensic examination.
Nixon is currently charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer re: sex offenses. The charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. Additional charges are expected.
Nixon was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.