DANVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — An Indiana man was arrested on Tuesday as part of an undercover child exploitation investigation.
James Alpine, 61, of Mooresville, Indiana, reportedly contacted a Boyle County Deputy online, believing he was an underage female, and made multiple sexual advances, including sending obscene pictures of himself.
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Alpine traveled to Danville, where authorities said he planned to have sex with the young woman in a hotel room. At the scene, Alpine was seen on surveillance footage entering the parking lot of the hotel. Deputies said he then contacted her and suggested they meet at a gas station to avoid detection.
Deputies at the scene proceeded to place Alpine under arrest and charge him with:
- Procuring or promoting sexual performance of a minor by electronic means
- Distribution of obscene matter to minors
He was booked into the Boyle County Detention Center and is being held on a $5,000 bond.