Arrested

Ricky Louis Burton

Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police have arrested a 31-year-old Madison man on child solicitation and attempted sexual misconduct charges involving a female teenager on Saturday in Hanover.

Ricky Louis Burton is charged with Child Solicitation and Attempted Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, both Level 4 felonies, after he allegedly traveled from Madison to Hanover to meet up with what he believed to be a 14-year-old female with the alleged intent to commit a sexual act.

The arrest stems from an online investigation by police targeting adults soliciting underage sex on social media.

Burton was taken into custody by a detective with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and a trooper with the Indiana State Police after arriving at the agreed upon meeting location.

He was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail where he is still being held without bond.