A local man has been arrested on charges of child sexual 
exploitation, according to information released by Kentucky State 
    On Wednesday, June 26, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime 
Branch arrested Cletius D. Jones, 30. The arrest was the result of an 
undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.
    The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after 
discovering the suspect allegedly communicated online with an 
undercover investigator who he believed to be a 14-year-old female.
    The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at 
an apartment in Monticello on June 25. Equipment used to facilitate 
the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for 
    Jones is currently charged with one count of prohibited use of an 
electronic communication system to procure a minor and two counts of 
distribution of obscene matter to a minor. The prohibited use of an 
electronic communication system to procure a minor is a Class D 
felony, punishable by one to five years in prison.
    The distribution of obscene matter to a minor is a Class A 
misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail.
    Jones was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

    The investigation is continuing.

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