Sex offender pleads guilty to soliciting children for sex via PlayStation
COVINGTON, Ky. – A Kentucky man is facing felony charges after pleading guilty to using a PlayStation game to solicit sex acts from children.
On Monday, June 6, Roger Eric Uhl, 35, pled guilty to three felony counts of use of an electronic communications system to induce a minor to commit a sexual offense.
Kentucky State Police said they were contacted by Homeland Security after a child’s parent and grandparent overheard comments made by Uhl through the PlayStation game “Destiny” in November 2020.
Uhl, who was already a registered sex offender from a Florida conviction for attempted molestation of a child under 12, will also have to register as a sex offender for life.
KSP and Homeland Security officers went to speak with Uhl about his online activity after tracing his location, and Uhl admitted to asking children for inappropriate photos online, according to a release by the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office. KSP obtained a search warrant for Uhl’s apartment and all of his electronic devices.
The release further stated that KSP E-Crimes found evidence on those devices that Uhl solicited at least three different children for sex acts using his Playstation or cell phone. Uhl was arrested and charged with three counts of use of an electronic communications system to induce a minor to commit a sexual offense.
Officials are recommending a 15-year sentence. Uhl must serve 20% of his sentence and successfully complete sex offender treatment before he may be eligible for parole, stated the release.
Formal sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 2, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.