A 47-year-old Lexington man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today.
Following a lengthy undercover investigation by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Unit, Robert G. Watchorn was arrested in Frankfort when he traveled Aug. 3 to have sex with a supposed minor.
Watchorn was charged with one count of seeking sex with a minor online, a Class D felony. Watchorn was lodged in the Franklin County Jail. Beshear’s cyber investigators were assisted by the Frankfort Police Department.
“The Attorney General is the chief advocate and protector for our Kentucky families, and it’s our job to ensure our communities are safe by taking off the streets anyone who would exploit children,” Beshear said. “I appreciate the hard work of our DCI cyber investigators and Frankfort Police to keep our neighborhoods safe.”
The work of the Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Unit in the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, is part of Beshear’s core mission to keep sexual predators away from Kentucky’s families and children.
Beshear said with the ever-changing cyber landscape, the unit is dedicated to educating its detectives on the most current techniques and technologies to keep pace with those seeking to harm our children.
Beshear said that Kentuckians have a moral and legal duty to report any instance of child abuse to local law enforcement or to Kentucky’s Child Abuse hotline at 877-597-2331 or 877-KYSAFE1