Estill County man accused of seeking minors for sex online

Andy Estes (Three Forks Regional Jail)

IRVINE, Ky. (WDKY) - Kentucky State Police say an Estill County man is behind bars facing a child sexual exploitation charge.

The state's Electronic Crime Branch arrested 42-year-old Andy Estes Thursday and charged him with prohibited use of electronic communications to procure a minor for sex offenses.

Investigators say he was using social media to engage in sexual conduct with minors, and they obtained a search warrant to seize electronic devices.

The devices are currently in a crime lab for examinations.

Estes could face one to five years in prison if convicted. He is currently in the Three Forks Regional Jail.

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