FRANKFORT, KY. (June 16, 2016) –Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced an Indiana man has been arrested in Frankfort for seeking sex with a minor.
David James Brown, 46, of Indiana, has been charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for a sex offense.
According to cyber investigators, Brown became the subject of an undercover investigation after he corresponded online through the KIK messenger application and email with an undercover investigator posing as a minor. While on KIK, Brown requested the undercover persona engage in sex acts with him.
Brown traveled to Frankfort this morning to meet the undercover persona where he was arrested by AG cyber investigators. During his arrest, Brown told investigators he was an Indiana resident and was employed as the head pastor of the First Christian Church of Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Brown is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond. Beshear’s office was assisted on the case by the Frankfort Police Department.
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 ensure our communities are safe by taking off the streets anyone who would exploit children,” Beshear said. “I want to thank Chief Abrams and his team for working with my office on this case.”
Brown is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin District Court today at 11 a.m.