Arraignment set for today in Franklin District Court
FRANKFORT, KY. (June 16, 2016) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Louisville man has been arrested in Frankfort for seeking sex with a minor.
Anwar Gamal Mohamed, 33, of Louisville, 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, Mohamed became the subject of an undercover investigation after he corresponded through email and text messaging with an undercover investigator posing as a minor. Mohamed requested the undercover persona engage in sex acts with him.
Mohamed traveled to Frankfort yesterday afternoon to meet the undercover persona where he was arrested by AG cyber investigators. During his arrest, Mohamed told investigators that he was a Canadian citizen on a work visa for his medical research job at the University of Louisville.
Mohamed is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center. 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.”
Mohamed is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin District Court today at 11 a.m.