LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Tennessee man is behind bars in Kentucky for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

According to a news release from the Office of the Attorney General, 45-year-old Billie Spears, of Jacksboro, Tennessee, was arrested by the Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit in Frankfort on Saturday.

Spears faces a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sex, which is a Class D felony.

Officials say an investigation was started after Spears attempted to seek sex with a minor. According to authorities, he sent sexually explicit text messages and emails to undercover investigators.

Authorities say he was taken into custody following a two-week investigation.

Spears is being held at the Franklin County Regional Jail. He was due in Franklin District Court on Monday.

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