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 30-year-old Louisville man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.
Shawn Matthew Greschel was arrested Sept. 4 and 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, Greschel was the subject of a three-week investigation after seeking sex with a minor online.
Greschel is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections with his bond pending. The United States Secret Service assisted Beshear’s cyber investigators.
“I appreciate the work of our cyber investigators and federal authorities for assisting with this case,” Beshear said. “It is one of our core missions to ensure our children are protected from those who seek to exploit and abuse them.”
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.