Cyber Crimes Unit launched investigation after man sought sex with minor online
FRANKFORT, KY. (Sept. 5, 2017) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit announced a 68-year-old Southern Indiana man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.
Donald Lynn Martin, who was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest on Sept. 2 was charged with one count of the prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex, a Class D felony.
According to Beshear’s cyber investigators, Martin was the subject of a two-week investigation after seeking sex with a minor and sending sexually explicit text messages and emails to cyber investigators.
Martin is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections on a $10,000 full cash bond. His court date is Sept. 14. Louisville Metro Police Department and United States Secret Service assisted Beshear’s cyber investigators.
“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 appreciate the work of our cyber investigators and the assistance from LMPD and the Secret Service on this case.”
The Office of the Attorney General’s work to prevent child abuse in 2016 led to the arrest of more online child predators than any year in the history of the office. The number of arrests, indictments and convictions total more than 80.