INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — Investigators in Kenton County arrested a Cincinnati man accused of communicating with a teenager online about sex acts and his desire to meet with the teen, said Sgt. Chris Haddle. The teen, however, was a detective.
Timothy Mitchell, 60, was arrested Tuesday as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that began March 5.
A detective using a teenage persona began having online conversations with Mitchell on several occasions. Information from a website led to the detective’s communication with Mitchell. Haddle said the man acknowledged that he was communicating with a minor.
Mitchell traveled to Kenton County Tuesday to meet with the teen, police said. He was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor/peace officer, and is being held in the Kenton County Detention Center.
The Kenton County Police Department is investigating whether Mitchell has communicated with other potential victims. Anyone with information is asked to call 859-392-1952.
Any parents, schools or group leaders interested in learning how to keep children and teens safe on the internet are encouraged to call Sgt. Gary Helton at 859-392-1953 for more information.