Police charge Murray man with attempting lure minor on facebook

CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Police have arrested a Murray man for attempting to lure a minor on facebook.

According to Kentucky State Police (KSP), Matthew J. O'Neal, 22, of Murray was arrested Thursday, June 23, 2011 on an indictment warrant for attempted unlawful transaction with a minor, 1st degree (Sex act, victim under 16), a class C felony.

O'Neal was also charged with 2 counts of use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor for a sex offense, a class D felony.

Police say because of Calloway County residents concerns of the inappropriate behavior by O'Neal, KSP initiated the investigation.

The results were presented to the Calloway County Grand Jury on June 16, and a warrant was returned.

O'Neal was lodged in the Calloway County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Police say an investigation continues by Det. Kyle Nall with KSP.