Undercover Investigation in Kentucky Leads to Church Worker’s Arrest for Child Porn

Nicholas James Lynch, 33, who worked as a research assistant and curriculum writer at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., was arrested following a month-long investigation, according to the Kentucky attorney general’s office. He was reportedly charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for a sex offense. Screen capture from WDRB

A former church employee was arrested March 14 and accused of allegedly sending sexual photos and videos to an investigator in an undercover probe.

Nicholas James Lynch, 33, who worked as a research assistant and curriculum writer at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., was arrested following a month-long investigation, according to the Kentucky attorney general’s office. He was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for a sex offense, WKYT reported.

Through a social media app, Lynch allegedly sent a minor sexual images of himself and requested sexual images of the minor. He also reportedly said he discussed meeting the minor to perform sex acts and livestreamed video of himself to detectives while engaging in sexual contact, the attorney general’s office said.

Investigators determined some of Lynch’s alleged illegal communications occurred at the church’s facility. Authorities interviewed him at the facility, where he reportedly admitted discussing sex and sending images to a minor he met online.

In a statement from Aaron Harvie, senior pastor at Highview, the church said the congregation was “devastated” about what has happened.

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Source: Baptist Press