Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Internet Sex Sting Garners Another Arrest

For the fifth time in two months, Cookeville police have arrested someone for soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet.  In each case, authorities say the adult males were actually communicating with an officer posing online as a 15-year-old.  Authorities claim 58-year-old Kenneth Bruce Cuthbert of Hendersonville drove to Cookeville this week with the intention of having sex with someone he believed to be a teenage girl.  He's been charged with solicitation of a minor and will be in court on that charge next month.  Police say the charge stems from a law that makes it illegal to engage in contact with someone under eighteen which could lead to the crime of statutory rape.