Louisville man accused of trying to meet 'minor' for sex

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, weeks after police say he tried to arrange a meeting with a minor for sex -- only to learn that the "minor" in question was actually an undercover Louisville Metro Police officer.

According to an arrest warrant, 35-year-old Wesley Holt reached out to an undercover LMPD officer online on July 13, looking for sex. Police say the undercover officer was pretending to be a minor, and Holt arranged a meeting so that they could engage in sexual acts for money.

Police say Holt agreed to pay $60 for a "quick visit" and asked if he needed to bring condoms. 

He believed that the undercover officer he was communicating with was under the age of 18, according to the arrest warrant.

Police say Holt showed up at the prearranged meeting location in a Chevy SUV. When he realized police were on the scene and he was about to be arrested, he allegedly drove away.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on July 25. He was taken into custody by Louisville Metro Police on Wednesday afternoon. 

Holt is charged with promoting human trafficking (with a victim under the age of 18) and engaging in the prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor or peace officer for sexual offenses. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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