LEXINGTON, KY - A London, England man was indicted for traveling to the U.S. to have sexual contact with a minor.
A federal grand jury in Lexington, Ky., indicted 41-year-old Solomon Blue Waters Thursday for using a facility in interstate or foreign commerce to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity, and for traveling into the United States for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct.
The Indictment alleges that beginning around mid-June, 2011 until approximately July 6, 2012, Waters used the internet to induce a minor in Pikeville, Ky., to engage in sexual activity.
Last week, Waters traveled from the United Kingdom to Fayette County to engage in sexual conduct with a minor according to the indictment.
On August 28, federal authorities arrested Waters after he arrived at Blue Grass Airport.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Paul Carpenter, Resident Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI - Northern Kentucky Branch), and Lt. Shane Bates, Commander, Kentucky State Police (KSP), Electronic Crimes Branch, jointly made the announcement today.
The investigation preceding the Indictment was conducted by the DHI, HSI, and KSP. The Indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney David A. Marye.
Waters’ appearance before the United States District Court has not yet been set by the Court in Pikeville. Inducing a minor to engage in sexual activity carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and up to life. The charge of traveling in interstate commerce to engage in illicit sexual conduct carries a maximum prison term of 30 years. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.