Lexington man arrested for allegedly seeking sex with minor, possessing child porn

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 33-year-old Lexington man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor and possessing and distributing child porn, according to the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Cyber Crimes Unit.

DCI investigators say they arrested Dallas Hatton at his Lexington home Wednesday.

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According to DCI, Hatton was the subject of a two-week investigation after seeking sex with a minor and sending sexually explicit text messages and emails to DCI cyber investigators.

After obtaining a search warrant for Hatton’s home, DCI cyber investigators say they discovered he was allegedly in possession of several digital storage devices that contained child sex abuse images.

According to investigators, Hatton allegedly admitted he downloaded the images from the Internet and sent some of them to others electronically.

Hatton is currently being held in the Fayette County Detention Center. His bond has not been set.

He is scheduled to appear in Fayette District Court for arraignment at 1 p.m. Thursday.