Updated 01/09/20 at 5:30 p.m. ET to include additional information about the individual’s charges.

CAMPBELL COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Campbell County man on solicitation and exploitation charges involving a minor.

In April, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating allegations against Kenneth Ray Powers (DOB 12/01/80). During the course of the investigation, Agents determined that between March 2019 and April 2019, Powers sent explicit messages to an underage female and attempted to solicit the victim to engage in sexual activity.

Last month, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Kenneth Powers (DOB 12/01/80) with one count of Solicitation to Commit Aggravated Statutory Rape and six counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means. Today, Powers was arrested in Claiborne County. At the time of this release, he was being held in the Claiborne County Jail. His bond is set at $10,000.

Kenneth Powers