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Thu April 25, 2013
Plea Deal Reached For International Internet Predator Caught In Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Federal prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a resident of London, England who admitted to traveling to Eastern Kentucky with the specific intention of engaging in sex acts with a minor. 42 year old Solomon Blue Waters, pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to using the internet to engage in sexual activity with an underage child.
“He actually flew here from London, England and unbeknownst to him, through at least a number of his communications he was not communicating with the young lady but there were law enforcement officers involved and he was arrested at the Lexington airport when he entered the country," said Kerry B. Harvey, the U-S Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Harvey said Waters and the minor child met over Facebook and the social media site reported the communications to state and federal authorities. He added that this case should serve as a cautionary tale for parents and guardians.
“There are predators like this gentleman all over the world who troll these sites everyday to try to identify children that can be exploited in this way.”
Waters is scheduled to be sentenced on September 5th in Pikeville. He could face up to 14 years in prison.