NEWARK, Ohio - A 20-year-old Kentucky man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old Licking County girl he met online.
NEWARK, Ohio — A 20-year-old Kentucky man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old Licking County girl he met online.
Shawn Walsinger, of Georgetown, Ky., was arrested by Licking County deputies, with the assistance of Kentucky authorities, and charged with rape. He remained in custody in Scott County, Ky., yesterday after refusing to waive extradition.
According to the arrest warrant, Licking County deputies were contacted by the victim’s father on Feb. 1, 2013. His daughter admitted that on Jan. 13, 2013, a man named Shawn, with whom she had been communicating online, picked her up and drove her to a Fallsburg Road business in Newark, where they had sex in his vehicle.
The victim provided detectives with the man’s full name, date of birth and said that he lived in Georgetown.
She also identified a photograph of Walsinger found on her laptop. Other photos of Walsinger were later found on the laptop.
According to a sheriff’s office release yesterday, Walsinger admitted to detectives on Tuesday that he had sex with the girl.
It took more than a year to make the arrest, said Detective Sgt. Brock Harmon, because investigators were waiting on subpoenas for different social media and video chat sites.
“Sometimes they don’t move as fast as we want them to move,” said Harmon.