The Frankfort Police executed a complaint warrant on a 33-year-old local man for allegedly communicating with and sending nude photos to three underage girls.
Timothy Perkins, of Frankfort, was arrested Aug. 31 and is charged with three counts of prohibited use of electronic communications system to procure a minor for a sex act, a Class C felony.
“Mr. Perkins, you’ve got three different cases — same charge in each case,” Franklin District Court Judge Kathy Mangeot said at his arraignment Sept. 2.
The judge also said there are three separate alleged victims.
According to his arrest report, after being read his rights, Perkins “confessed to having sexual communication and sending photos of his genitals” to whom he believed was a 12-year-old girl but was really police.
During Perkins’ preliminary hearing in district court on Tuesday, FPD Detective Gus Curtis testified that he received a call from the mother of a 12-year-old girl stating that Perkins was sending inappropriate messages to her daughter via social media. After obtaining consent, the detective took over the 12-year-old’s Facebook page and posed as the youth.
The detective said that Perkins asked the girl’s age and when he responded that she was 12, Perkins replied that he was 33.
“On July 27, Mr. Perkins started talking sexually inappropriately with the 12-year-old and began asking her to send nude photos to him,” Curtis explained.
The detective testified that Perkins became more specific with his requests and when questioned by the prosecutor as to what Perkins wanted to see the detective answered, “her thick, little ass.”
“On Aug. 30 Mr. Perkins again began requesting nude photos while he was at the hospital in Lexington with his child,” Curtis said.
He added that later in the conversation, Perkins sent a “penis photo.”
“I was able to identify it was Mr. Perkins who sent the photo through the tattoo that was on his left hand and thumb that was holding his penis,” Curtis said.
Police executed a search warrant at Perkins’ Jones Lane residence on Aug. 31. While being questioned at the police station following his arrest, Perkins reportedly admitted there was one other underage female he was communicating with. However, when officers searched his cellphone, after he gave his consent, they were able to identify two other victims — both who are 14 years old.
Both girls told police that they had communicated with Perkins on Facebook and sent nude photos back and forth.
Perkins is being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail on a $30,000 full-cash bond.
“I am not going to be changing your bond today,” Mangeot continued at his initial court appearance, “because I’m going to deem you a danger to others.”
The judge waived the matter to a Franklin Circuit Court grand jury.