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Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Meet Kenton Co. Teen for Sex

A Cincinnati man is in jail after being arrested following an investigation into his alleged attempt to meet a teenager in Kenton County for sex.

Timothy Mitchell, 60, was arrested by the Kenton County Police Department on Tuesday. The investigation began last week.

In a news release, police said the investigation began after information was obtained from a website, which was not identified.

A Kenton County detective took on the persona of a teenager and began to communicate with Mitchell, police said. During the conversations, police said, Mitchell talked about sex acts that he would want to perform on the teen, his desire to meet the teen, and apparent acknowledgement that Mitchell knew he was speaking with someone who was underage.

On Tuesday, Mitchell allegedly traveled to Kenton County to meet the teen.

He was arrested and charged with prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor/peace officer, a class D felony. He faces one to five years in prison.

Mitchell is lodged in the Kenton County Detention Center on $10,000 bond. He is slated to appear in Kenton District Court on Tuesday, March 19.

-Staff report

Photo: Timothy Mitchell (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)