Alexandria Man Jailed on Charge of Attempting to Meet Minor for Sex

An Alexandria man was arrested in Covington on Monday after allegedly trying to meet a minor for sex.

The arrest of Kevin J. Schwarber, 32, was announced Tuesday by Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Beshear's office worked with the Covington Police Department in a nearly month-long investigation which started after Schwarber allegedly contacted an undercover detective posing as a minor online.

According to a news release from the attorney general's office, Schwarber is accused of requesting details about the minor's sexual history, and requesting and sending sexually explicit images.

Schwarber was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor or peace officer for a sex offense, which is a class D felony. He was lodged in the Kenton County Detention Center and later released on $2,500 bond. Schwarber is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, March 26.

Schwarber has since admitted to communicating with and sending sexually explicit images to a person he believed to be a minor, the news release said.

“My office is committed to aggressively pursuing anyone who uses the internet to abuse and exploit our children,” said Beshear. “We appreciate the support of the Covington Police Department in assisting the Office of the Attorney General's cyber investigators in making the arrest.”

The Cyber Crimes Unit, an affiliate agency of the Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, routinely uses advanced techniques to locate and apprehend suspects who otherwise operate in the shadows of the internet.

-Staff report

Photo via Kenton Co. Detention Center