A North Carolina man has been arrested on child sex exploitation charges in North Carolina and Kentucky following an investigation by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office.
Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit announced the arrest of Kenneth Bradley Nelson, 33, of Burlington, North Carolina.
The investigation into Nelson began when Beshear’s cyber crime investigators received information that Nelson was attempting to solicit sex from underage children in Kentucky and wanted to provide his own minor child for sex.
Beshear’s office then sent the suspect’s information to North Carolina where Nelson was arrested by the Burlington Police Department, and his child was rescued.
As part of the investigation by Beshear’s office, Nelson was charged in both North Carolina and Kentucky.
On Jan. 31, 2018, Nelson was charged with first-degree solicitation to commit sexual exploitation of a child and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in North Carolina.
In Kentucky, on Feb. 13, Nelson was indicted in Franklin County Circuit Court on two counts of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth to