Man traveled from Ky. to Ill. to meet minor, arrested

Kentucky man arrested to meet minor 12/30

TODD COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A Kentucky man is awaiting extradition to Illinois after his arrest according to Franklin County, Ill. officials.

Sheriff David Bartoni announced the arrest of Jacob S. Ebersol, 21 of Oak Grove, Kentucky.

He is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of traveling to meet a minor.

An investigation alleged that Ebersol traveled from Kentucky to Illinois to engage in sexual conduct with a minor several times.

He also took the minor back to Kentucky. There, Kentucky State Police officials found the minor and later returned them to their family.

Ebersol is being held in the Todd County Kentucky Jail awaiting his extradition back to Illinois.

He is being held under a $40,000 bond.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kentucky State Police, and the Franklin County States Attorney’s Office.

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