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PD: Amelia man sent 'sexually themed' messages, photo to detective posing as teenage girl

Matthew Canter, 34, arrested at Kenton Co. meetup
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Posted at 7:39 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 19:40:50-04

Kenton County police arrested an Ameila, Ohio man Thursday after authorities said he sent explicit messages to a detective posing as a teenage girl and then agreed to meet in person.

Investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children unit said the man "initiated sexually themed conversations" and sent an explicit photo of himself to the detective. After he said he was interested in meeting up, he acknowledged he knew the person he was speaking to was a teenager.

Matthew Canter, 34, was arrested Thursday after meeting the detective at a location in Kenton County.

Canter was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor or peace officer, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Canter is currently being held in the Kenton County Detention Center, and he is due in court on Friday morning.

The Kenton County Police Department is asking any other victims of Canter's "conduct on the internet" to call (859) 392-1952.