Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest and Arraignment of Louisville Man in Predator Sting

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 11, 2015  
Contact Information:  Leland Hulbert
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659
 


Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of a Jefferson County man on one count of using a computer to contact a minor for sex.  Gregory Keith Brown, 58, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators along with assistance from the Kentucky State Police.  Brown was arraigned this morning in Jefferson District Court.  After Brown’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Louisville looking for computers, phones and other equipment used to contact minor children. 

Brown is charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor in a sex offense.  This charge is the result of an investigation that began in May 2015.  It is alleged that Brown sent electronic messages to an undercover officer, posing as a 15-year-old girl, for the purposes of engaging in illegal sexual acts.  This charge is a Class D felony and is punishable by one to five years in prison.

To view a photo of Brown, please visit: https://goo.gl/peBd5o

This case is currently being prosecuted by the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, Mike O’Connell.  Brown remains in custody at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections with a $5,000/10% cash bond.  He has been ordered to have no contact with minor children.  Brown is scheduled for a preliminary hearing, June 22 at 9 a.m. in Jefferson District Court.

A charge is merely an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit

Since its creation in June 2008, Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 450 child pornography investigations and seized nearly 700,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

For additional information on General Conway’s efforts to protect Kentuckians from Internet predators, visit the Office of the Attorney General’s “Cybersafety in Kentucky” page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/. To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.