Two child sex predators were busted after trying to arrange for sex with a kid. The men were arrested in two separate incidents. One in Greenup County, Kentucky, the other in Jackson County Ohio.
Kentucky State Police busted a 42-year-old man Olive Hill man for soliciting nude photos and sex from a Greenup County girl on Facebook.
Working together with the Greenup County Prosecutor, they took Edward L. Taylor IV into custody for attempting to procure sex with a minor through electronic communications. It appears he also a careless driver. He’s also being charged with driving without a license, not wearing his seatbelt and nine other charges related to his vehicle.
In a separate case, Jackson County Ohio Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 69-year-old Wheelersburg man for attempting to arrange for sex with a 7-year-old girl. Officers were tipped off that Larry Dean Porter was involved in human trafficking and set up an undercover operation with Porter. He agreed to meet up with the suspected child sex predator at the McDonald’s in Oak Hill to pay money for sex with a child.
When he showed up at the restaurant, he was arrested. The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI searched his Lick Run Lyra home and collected evidence. He’s currently in the Jackson County Correctional Facility with a $1 million dollar bond. He’s facing charges of first-degree felony human trafficking of a child and attempted rape of a child.
Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier said, “We will not tolerate this in Jackson County.”
Officials fear Porter has other victims and encouraged anyone he may have targeted to call their local law enforcement agency.
Parents should make sure kids know that they should never share sexual images via Facebook and immediately cut off contact with anyone who pressures them to do so and report them to Facebook. Kids can also contact local law enforcement or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by calling 1-800-843-5678. They have advisers available 24/7 to help on how to deal with child sex predators.
If you know of a convicted sex offender who is using Facebook, you can report them and have their account removed. You’ll need to provide a link to a listing in a national or state sex offender registry, a court document, or an online news article that proves the person is a registered sex offender. If you don’t have that information, you can have local law enforcement contact Facebook.