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4 men accused of traveling to Frankfort to have sex with minor in online sting

Clockwise from top left, Kristopher W. Adams, Malek M. Iranpour, Daniel J. Zulawski and Carlomagno Gonzalez-Sanchez were each charged with trying to procure a minor for sex.
Clockwise from top left, Kristopher W. Adams, Malek M. Iranpour, Daniel J. Zulawski and Carlomagno Gonzalez-Sanchez were each charged with trying to procure a minor for sex. Photo provided

Four men have been charged for allegedly traveling to Frankfort to have sex with a minor after making arrangements online, the attorney general announced Tuesday.

A two-day Operation Shielded Child roundup focused on finding those who solicit minors for sex online and possess or distribute child pornography, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office. The Cyber Crimes Unit led the sting.

Kristopher W. Adams, 29, of Menifee County and Malek M. Iranpour, 58, of Fayette County were arrested last week on one count each of prohibited use of electronic communications to procure a minor for a sex offense.

Carlomagno Gonzalez-Sanchez, 26, of Fayette County and Daniel J. Zulawski, 25, of Christian County were each charged with two counts of the same charge. Zulawski also was charged with menacing and resisting arrest.

They are being held in the Franklin County jail on $10,000 bonds, Beshear said.

Over the past two years, there have been more than 145 arrests, indictments and convictions by the attorney general’s cyber investigators, Beshear said.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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