POLICE: New Albany man used Facebook to solicit 13-year-old boys
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A New Albany man has been arrested, accused of using Facebook in an attempt to get young boys to engage in sexual acts.
It started in December, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Investigators say 18-year-old Blake Trusty logged on to Facebook and made contact with a 13-year-old boy. Trusty allegedly tried to arrange a private meeting with the boy so they could "talk and touch each other."
Police say Trusty told the boy about homosexual relationships and how they could engage in sexual acts. Trusty would later admit in a police interview that he intended to pursue a sexual relationship with the 13-year-old.
In January, Trusty allegedly used Facebook to reach out to another 13-year-old boy for sexual purposes. Police say he told him that he wanted to have sex with him, and they made a plan to meet.
"The plan involved Blake Trusty borrowing a car from where he works so that he can pick [NAME WITHHELD] up," police wrote. "They could then drive somewhere and have sex in the back of the vehicle."
Trusty later admitted that he knew the boy's age, and even exchanged naked pictures with him over the Internet, police say.
Beginning in December, Trusty allegedly made contact with a third 13-year-old boy on Facebook. Police say he told him he wanted to engage in sex with him. They also committed sexual acts during a Skype chat and shared naked pictures with each other.
Police served an arrest warrant on Trusty on May 6; he's charged with three counts of child solicitation and engaging in vicarious sexual gratification, according to Floyd County Jail records.
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