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Indiana Man Charged with Traveling to Kentucky to Engage in Sexual Conduct with Minor

U.S. Attorney’s Office July 29, 2011
  • Eastern District of Kentucky (859) 233-2661

LONDON—The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation jointly announced today that an Indiana man was indicted yesterday on charges that he traveled to Richmond, Ky. to engage in sexually explicit conduct with a 13-year-old minor.

A federal grand jury sitting in London, Ky. returned an indictment that charges 31-year-old James Michael Young, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, with online enticement, travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct, receipt of child pornography, and transporting child pornography.

Young was originally charged in a criminal complaint filed July 1.

According to an affidavit filed in July by an FBI agent in support of the complaint, Young traveled from Indiana to the minor’s home in Richmond for the purposes of having sex with the minor in March of this year. When he arrived at the minor’s home, Young engaged in sexually explicit conduct with her.

The complaint also alleges that Young sent nude photos of himself to the minor from his cell phone.

Young allegedly met the minor online in December of 2010.

A date for Young to appear before the United States District Court has not yet been set. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.