Sheriff: Registered Sex Offenders Arrested For Using Social Media

David Pena
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said two registered sex offenders were arrested over the weekend for allegedly using a social network.

According to deputies, Frankfort Police served a warrant Saturday morning on Steve Young.

Sheriff Pat Melton said Young, who is a convicted sex offender, was arrested for having a Facebook account.

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According to Melton, Young was placed on the registry for 1st degree sexual abuse of a child.

Deputies said a separate warrant was served on Sunday for David Pena.

He was also accused of using a Facebook account.
According to Melton, Pena was placed on the registry for the rape of a teenager in Kansas.

Melton said Pena was also charged for not complying with the sex offender registry.

Melton said that the weekend arrests were among a total of four recent cases involving sex offenders charged with using social media.