Mercer County sex offender arrested


MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Mercer County sex offender is back behind bars this weekend for reportedly making sexual comments to a young woman on social media.

Mercer County Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested Larry Coffman from Harrodsburg at his job.

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Investigators say someone alerted them Coffman had made lewd and sexual comments to a juvenile girl online.

Coffman, a registered sex offender, was charged with unlawful transaction with a minor.

Investigators say the case is still open and there could be additional arrests and charges.