LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – An East Liverpool man will spend 51 years and six months in prison after being convicted of sex charges.
He will also be required to register as a Tier II sex offender.
Kempvanee was caught up in a sex sting in August 2021 in Columbiana County, and according to the original indictment, he solicited sex from a police officer posing as a minor. He also had “obscene material” involving a minor on his cellphone, according to the indictment.
He was originally charged in a 79-count indictment but pleaded guilty to 54 of the charges, according to court documents.
Charges of prostitution and possessing criminal tools were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
The case was investigated by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force, the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and multiple local Columbiana County police departments.