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Sheriff: Undercover Deputy Arrests Man Attempting To Meet 12-Year-Old

Posted at 6:15 AM, May 30, 2019

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Lexington man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to meet up with a 12-year-old girl.

The father of the girl found concerning messages on her phone and notified authorities.

Police say 58-year-old John Ault was texting the girl and tried to set up a meeting at the old Moreland Dollar Store in Lincoln County. Instead, he was met by an undercover deputy.

Ault was taken into custody and charged with prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor for sex.