NKY man pleads guilty to soliciting sex from minor in online sting

NKY man pleads guilty to soliciting sex from minor in online sting
Taeylor Enzweiler (Source: Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office)

COVINGTON, Ky. (FOX19) - An Independence man pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful use of an electronic device to procure a minor for sexual offenses, according to the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Emily Arnzen declined to make a plea offer in the case against 23-year-old Taeylor Enzweiler.

He was arrested May 1, 2019, after he went to meet a minor for sex but was instead met by Kenton County Police.

Enzweiler thought he had been communicating with a 14-year-old boy, but it was Kenton County Detective Brian Jones.

He contacted Jones by sending a “selfie.” Once Jones responded, Enzweiler sent a photo of his genitals, according to a news release.

Enzweiler tried to with the “teen” despite being told multiple times he was only 14.

After being arrested, the prosecutor’s office says he admitted to arranging to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex and even wrote an apology letter to the child’s guardian.

“These crimes are offensive on their face. But when you start reading what these defendants actually say to children, it’s absolutely appalling," Arnzen said.

Enzweiler faces one to five years in prison.

He is not eligible for probation under Kentucky law because the crime is considered a “violent offense.”

Enzweiler must also register as a sex offender for 20 years.

His formal sentencing is scheduled for March 13.

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