Online chat, phone calls lead to suspected sexual predator - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Online chat, phone calls lead to suspected sexual predator

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 35-year-old man is accused of making sexual advances to a 14-year-old girl on a popular social networking site.

According to the arrest report, Michael R. Grindles from Louisville allegedly contacted the teen via Facebook and exchanged phone numbers with her. Police say he sent sexually explicit messages to the victim's cell phone. He's also accused of having several sexually charged phone conversations with the teen.

Grindles was arrested in the 5100 block of Dixie Highway just before 5 p.m. Wednesday after police say he showed up to meet the teen with the intention of having sex with her.

He's charged with prohibited use of electronic communications to lure a minor into having sex.

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