All three charges are class D felonies and punishable by one to five years in prison.
Vanceburg, Ky. (June 13, 2019) — On June 13, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch conducted an interview with a juvenile in reference to sexually explicit messages between her and Bobbie L. Ison, 46. Information was obtained during the interview and charges were sought for Bobbie L. Ison and Mary M. Ison, 38.
Bobbie L. Ison was investigated as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect exchanging sexually explicit messages online with a juvenile.
The investigation resulted in warrants being issued for Bobbie L. Ison and Mary M. Ison. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
On June 13, 2019, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Bobbie L. Ison was located and arrested in Huntington, WV by the West Virginia State Police. Bobbie L. Ison is currently awaiting extradition back to Kentucky to face charges. Bobbie L. Ison is currently charged with one count of Rape in the 3rd degree, one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication device to procure a minor, and one count of sexual abuse in the 1st degree. All three charges are class D felonies and punishable by one to five years in prison.
Mary M. Ison is currently wanted for failure to report child dependency, neglect, or abuse. Failure to report child dependency, neglect, or abuse is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and or a fine of $250.