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Kentucky corrections officer arrested for soliciting sex from a minor

By Mason White 10:59 AM April 29, 2014
Deputy John Kamphaus 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A deputy who looked after prisoners for the past 18 years, will now join them behind bars.

Deputy John Kamphaus, 40, of Kentucky, is facing a serious criminal charge in Kenton County.

Kamphaus was a deputy sheriff in Hamilton County
when he was accused of talking to a 15-year-old girl for almost one year before he decided to meet her for sex.

Kamphaus had set up a meeting at Mills Road Park in Independence, with what he thought was the young girl. However, the 15-year-old girl turned out to be an undercover officer. Three police cars and one unmarked police car waited for the deputy at the park. Around 1:30 a.m., Kamphaus arrived at the park, but it was locked so he kept driving.

The officers pulled him over and Kamphaus identified himself as a law enforcement officer. During his arrest, police took Kamphaus’ phone and found conversations between the deputy and the undercover officer, who pretended to be the 15 year old.

He allegedly said that he wanted to strip the girl and have oral sex. Kamphaus has been placed on administrative leave without pay and will undergo an Internal Affairs investigation.var p = new anv_pl_def(); p.config = {}; p.config.width = 610; p.config.height = 360; p.loadVideoExpressV3(‘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|1000011|SPS’);