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Elizabethtown residents accused of trying to meet minor for sex acts on Taylorsville Road

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Stephanie Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Stephanie Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Elizabethtown residents -- a man and a woman -- are facing serious charges after authorities say they traveled to Jeffersontown in an attempt to meet a child so they could engage in sex acts.

And according to arrest reports, they brought a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old with them.

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General says it happened Monday, just after 10 a.m., near the intersection of Taylorsville Road and KY-841.

According to the arrest report, 43-year-old Robert Mitchell and 30-year-old Stephanie Smith took part in an online conversation with an undercover investigator they thought was a juvenile. Together, they allegedly arranged to meet the undercover investigator -- again, thinking that investigator was a minor -- so they both could engage in sexual acts with that person.

Authorities say Smith helped to provide some sort of transportation for those sex acts.

Both Mitchell and Smith were arrested at the pre-arranged meeting location near the intersection of Taylorsville Road and KY-841, just after 10:15 a.m.

According to the arrest reports, the pair had brought a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old with them. They were also allegedly found with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Both Smith and Mitchell are charged with engaging in the prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor or peace officer for sexual offenses and possession of a controlled substance. Smith is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell is charged with possession of marijuana.

Both are currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

Mitchell's mugshot was not immediately available.

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