Man Charged in Pulaski County Child Pornography Case
A case comes from the group “Predator Poachers”
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 46-year-old man in Eubank, Ky., Has been arrested for child pornography after he tried to hook up with what he believed to be an 11-year-old girl who was actually a gang of guard dogs online against sexual predators.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, the charges against Floyd T. Adams went to the Pulaski County grand jury following a preliminary hearing in district court Wednesday. He remains in the Pulaski County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
The case began on Saturday, December 18, when Deputy Alex Wesley responded to a call that three men from an online group called “Predator Poachers” were chatting with a man, later identified as Adams, at the Cinema 8 Movie Somerset Theater. When Wesley arrived, the three men told Wesley they tracked down Adams on ‘Instagram’ and found out he was there to meet an 11-year-old girl to watch a movie, according to the sheriff. The man reportedly communicated with the girl “for the purpose of an inappropriate relationship,” the sheriff added.
In reality, the 11-year-old was not a real person but a fictional person that the online group had created to attract possible sexual predators. As a result of Wesley’s investigation, Adams was charged with procuring or abetting the use of a minor under the age of 12, Speck said.
Wesley was assisted during this investigation initially by Deputy Dan Pevley, Deputy Jay Picard and Detective Matt Bryant of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
After Adams ‘imprisonment, Wesley, Deputy Austin Swartz, Deputy David Campbell and Detective Matt Bryant served a search warrant at Adams’ home in Eubank and seized several electronic and storage devices that will be submitted to the FBI for review, according to the sheriff.
Wesley continues the investigation.