MOREHEAD On Nov. 5, 2019, Kentucky State Police Post 8 was contacted by the Rowan County School System, who reported Eric “Duane” Elmore, age 46 of Columbus, Georgia was sending sexually explicit electronic messages and photographs to a juvenile in the school system.
During the investigation, Detective Justin Reynolds along with the assistance of the victim and their mother, was able to establish a line of communication with Mr. Elmore. Mr. Elmore arranged to meet the victim in Morehead on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Through the investigation, it was determined Mr. Elmore was traveling to Morehead from Charlotte, North Carolina believing he was going to meet the juvenile for sexual relations.
Elmore was arrested upon his arrival to the pre-arranged meeting location in Morehead by Kentucky State Troopers.
He was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center and charged with five counts of distribution obscene matter to minors, first offense, prohibited use of electronic communication systems to procure a minor/peace officer. Sex offenses and conspiracy to commit rape, third degree, and more charges are pending.
The investigation continues by the KSP Post 8 in Morehead.