PD: Man tried to trade drugs for sex with teen

Posted at 2:07 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 23:36:59-04

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Police arrested a Ohio man Tuesday who they said was trying to have sex with a minor and had drugs.

Investigators from the Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Jeffrey Wayne Gill of Aberdeen, Ohio in the parking lot of the Georgetown, Kentucky Dairy Queen, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced.

Gill, 53, became the subject of an undercover investigation after he posted an ad online seeking a “young teen” for sex acts, officials said. Gill spent several days communicating with a person he believed to be a minor, but was actually an investigator. He offered the investigator drugs and money in exchange for sexual acts, officials said.

Gill rented a room in Georgetown to bring the "teen" there, investigators said. They discovered prescription drugs and marijuana in his truck.

Police charged Gill with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for a sex offense, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Gill was being held in the Scott County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

“The attorney general is the chief advocate and protector for our Kentucky families, and it’s our job to take those who would exploit children off the streets to ensure our communities are safe,” Beshear said.