Home          About KenCo News          Contact Us          KenCo News Staff          Weather Updates          Jobs        

          Church News          Education News

Madisonville Man Arrested for Attempting to Coerce Minor into Sexual Relations 

KENTUCKY  (04/17/2015) – After a lengthy investigation by the Electronic Crimes Unit of the Madisonville Police Department into the possible exploitation of a minor, Madisonville Police arrested 21-year-old Shane Logan Yater at Parkway Plaza Mall on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Police officials state that the investigation revealed that Yater had attempted to coerce a minor to meet him with purposes of having sexual relations. Yater had utilized a portable electronic device to communicate with the minor of a period of several months.

Yater was placed under arrest without incident at the Parkway Plaza Mall. The Electronic Crimes Unit was assisted by the Madisonville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Joint Vice Unit with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Yater was transported to the Hopkins County Detention Center where he was lodged on one count of Unlawful Use of Electronic Means to Induce a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activities, a Class D Felony charge.

Information provided by the Madisonville Police Department
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News