PADUCAH, Ky. (LEX 18) — Authorities say three men went to a Paducah motel expecting to hire an underage girl for sex but instead were greeted by police.
Officials say 24-year-old Austin Lee Gish of Louisiana, 42-year-old James Cunkelman of Fort Campbell and 65-year-old Ray Hall Wright Jr. of Mayfield were arrested on Thursday.
Each man was charged with promoting human trafficking and using an electronic communications system to procure a minor for sex.
The men allegedly responded to an online ad placed by the Paducah Police Department.
The Kentucky Attorney General’s office assisted in the operation.