The Monroe Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police worked together to arrest and charge a Kentucky man following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.
According to KSP, its Electronic Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested Christopher Michael Hayslip, 44, on a fugitive from another state warrant.
KSP says the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, in East Tennessee, began the investigation after discovering the suspect communicating with juveniles in Tennessee and Kentucky online to include sending nude images and arranging to meet for illegal sexual acts.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in New Haven on Dec. 18, 2018.
Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination.
The investigation is ongoing.
Hayslip is currently charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means and one count of solicitation of a minor.
He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center, in Hodgenville, Ky.