Elkhart man charged with sex crime after online sting operation

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An Elkhart man has been charged with sex-related crimes after a sting by an online watchdog group.

Michael Kelly, 54, is accused of sending sexually explicit online messages to two people he believed were under 14 years old, according to The Goshen News.

According to the police report, a member of the group, Truckers Against Predators, contacted Elkhart County police last summer claiming they had evidence alleging Kelly messaged two members of the group who had posed as children on an app.

The Goshen News reports the messages police reviewed showed Kelly allegedly had sexual conversations with the two decoys and sent graphic photos of himself, as well as a photo of his driver’s license in one of the messages.

Police then interviewed Kelly and say he admitted to the wrongdoing.

Read more about Kelly’s arrest from the original story published in The Goshen News.



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