Forest man arrested for exploiting child online, traveling to meet underage

The Bedford County Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has announced that a 63-year-old from Forest has been arrested in an ongoing investigation into the online sexual exploitation of a child.

Stephen Kilpatrick was taken into custody on Wednesday, June 27.

ICAC investigators said he traveled to meet someone he believed was an underage girl.

He was then taken to the Adult Detention Center in Bedford and charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and three counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

If anyone has any information involving this crime, they are asked to contact the Southern Virginia ICAC at 434-534-9521.

(Source: WSET-TV)


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