Convicted sex offender accused of getting Charlestown man to delete his Facebook account
A convicted sex offender is facing a brand new charge after police say he persuaded another man to delete his Facebook account so authorities wouldn't know he violated his sex offender restrictions.
Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 9:55 am EDT
Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 11:27 am EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A convicted sex offender is facing a brand new charge after police say he persuaded another man to delete his Facebook account so authorities wouldn't know he violated his sex offender restrictions.
According to arrest reports, 40-year-old James Campbell is an inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections and a convicted sex offender who is awaiting an upcoming court appearance. The online Kentucky Sex Offender Registry says Campbell has been convicted of four counts of second degree sexual assault against a child out of Wisconsin.
Police say that while at Louisville Metro Corrections, Campbell learned that detectives had discovered that he had a Facebook account -- a violation of the restrictions on convicted sex offenders.
According to the arrest report, Campbell contacted a friend, 60-year-old Daniel L. Koch of Charlestown, who was not incarcerated. Campbell allegedly provided Koch with the username, e-mail address and password associated with the account, so that Koch could delete it.
Police say Campbell did so, "with the intention of destroying, concealing and removing physical evidence used against him in official proceedings."
Campbell, who is already in custody, is charged with facilitation to tampering with physical evidence. Koch was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and charged with tampering with physical evidence.
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