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Men facing charges in sting

Posted at 7:31 AM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 09:58:09-04

Three of the four men arrested in a two-day undercover predator sting in Frankfort are still facing charges.

Jarrett Hoskins, Ricky Cornish, Joseph Leavitt, and Michael Stewart were all arrested.

The four men were facing multiple charges, including using an electronic device to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

A Franklin County grand jury later decided not to indict Hoskins on the original felony charge and instead indicted him for a misdemeanor charge of solicitation to prostitution. Hoskins pleaded guilty to solicitation to prostitution and paid a $250 fine.

Stewart faces nearly 20 charges, including for alleged sex and drug offenses. Cornish and Leavitt both face two charges of alleged illegal sexual misconduct.

The operation was conducted by the Cyber Crimes Unit for Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office.