FALLS CITY – A Richardson County judge has issued an arrest warrant for a Utah man charged with 10 counts of sexual assault of a child dating back to 2014.
Judge Curtis Maschman last week ordered the arrest of Isaac D. Kemp, 44, of Draper, Utah, based on a Nebraska State Patrol investigation.
An arrest affidavit says the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina alerted Nebraska officials to Kemp’s Internet activity including using the website KiK Messenger.
On Sept. 7, law enforcement conducted a search warrant at Kemp’s residence in Utah and the affidavit says evidence linked the man to Falls City, where he allegedly had a relationship with a girl beginning when she was 12.
The affidavit says the girl believed she was conversing with a 14-year-old boy named Josh. Investigators say Josh convinced her to send nude photos and later set up a meeting with someone he identified as his uncle.
The girl refused sexual contact after the initial meeting, but told investigators she was promised marriage and later complied. The affidavit alleges sexual contact at three separate Falls City hotels, with the last contact in February of 2016. At that time, the affidavit said, Kemp suggested making a video of sexual interaction.
Sheriff Don Pounds said Kemp is currently in custody in Utah, awaiting extradition to Nebraska.
The North Carolina case involved a 12-year-old girl, who had an online relationship with someone investigators link to Kemp.