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Trooper Brad Arterburn
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Kentucky State Police
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A Sulphur Man Arrested

Date of News Release: 10/24/2010

(LaGrange, Ky.) -- KSP Post 5 investigators have arrested Nathan Ashcraft, 27 years old from Sulphur, after he attempted to arrange a meeting in a LaGrange park with a 14 year old teenage girl. Ashcraft sent several inappropriate text messages to the the girl and KSP was notified. Ashcraft engaged in text messaging with KSP investigators, believing he was planning a sexual encounter with the 14 year old teenager. Ashcraft arrived at the designated time and location for the encounter and was subsequently arrested. Ashcraft was arrested at 4:03 p.m. and charged with the following: Prohibited Use of Electronic Communications to Procure a Minor for a Sex Offense, a Class D felony; and Distributing Obscene Matter - 1st Offense, a Class A misdemeanor. Ashcraft was lodged in the Oldham County Jail.

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