FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Russell Springs man was arrested after being caught by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office allegedly seeking sex with a minor.
Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office said in a press release that Michael John Davidson traveled from Russell County to Frankfort on Friday, believing that he was meeting a minor for sex.
Reportedly his arrest was a result of an undercover operation by the AG’s cyber unit.
According to the AG’s Office, Davidson sent sexual images of himself over the internet and discussed meeting the “minor” to perform sex acts.
Davidson was reportedly arrested by AG cyber investigators with the assistance of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service. He was charged with one count of the prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex and a related drug charge.
“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 actively seek to sexually abuse any child,” Beshear said. “I appreciate the hard work of our cyber investigators, the work of the United States Secret Service and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office.”
Davidson is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center on $25,000 cash bond.
Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit focuses on arresting predators who seek to harm children in Kentucky communities and on the internet.
According to the AG’s office, over the past three years, the number of arrests, indictments and convictions by Beshear’s cyber investigators has reached historic levels, totaling more than 150.