Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest In Cybersafety Predator Sting
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced an arrest in connection with a cybersafety predator sting that his office conducted in southern Kentucky.
On Tuesday night, a suspect who had been communicating online with a decoy from Perverted Justice arrived at a restaurant in Williamsburg, Ky. to meet with what he thought was a 12-year-old girl. Instead, he was met by investigators with the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations and officers from the Williamsburg Police Department.
“This arrest was the result of collaboration between investigators at the state and local level,” said General Conway. “I appreciate the fact that, working together, we were able to execute this arrest and help keep Kentucky families safe.”
Billy Williams of Knoxville, Tenn., age 48, was arrested without incident and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree, a Class C felony, punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison. He is being held at the Whitley County Detention Center. The prosecution of this case will be handled by Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble.
The Office of the Attorney General has arrested 29 men in three previous sexual-predator stings. 27 cases have resulted in guilty verdicts or pleas. Two defendants are awaiting trial.
For more information about cybersafety, visit www.ag.ky.gov.
|Billy Williams, 48|