Two Carlisle County men accused of child sexual exploitation arrested
BARDWELL, Ky. (KFVS) - Two Bardwell men are facing charges in connection with an investigation into the sexual exploitation of a teenaged girl.
Kentucky State Police said their investigation began on Saturday, March 18 after receiving a report of a sexual relationship between a 28-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl in Carlisle County.
The investigation led to the arrest of Joshua Booth.
KSP said Booth is accused of having sex and oral sexual gratification with the teen and that Booth was aware of her age.
Booth was arrested on Saturday, March 25. He is charged with third degree rape, third degree sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor-illegal sex act.
KSP said their investigation also led to the arrest of 50-year-old Scott Wilson, who had a caretaking role of the victim at the time of her relationship with Booth.
Wilson is accused of allegedly placing hidden cameras in the victim’s bedroom and bathroom at the home.
KSP said Wilson admitted to having video footage of the sexual relationship, but refused to turn over the footage to investigators.
Investigators said Wilson removed the cameras before troopers searched the home.
Wilson was arrested on Friday, March 24.
He is charged with video voyeurism, possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and tampering with physical evidence.
The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Eric West.
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