Affidavit: Sex offender asked Wichita boy, 10, if he wanted to have sex

A convicted sex offender grabbed a 10-year-old boy’s wrist and asked if he wanted to have sex with him, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Webb Wray Ketcherside, 62, was arrested July 19 and was charged with aggravated indecent solicitation of a child and attempted kidnapping, according to court records in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

He remains in the Sedgwick County Jail. Bail was set at $75,000.

According to the affidavit, the boy told authorities he went to a Wichita convenience store on July 19 when he was approached by a man, later identified as Ketcherside, who asked his age and where he lived. Ketcherside then allegedly asked the boy if he had ever had sex, KAKE-TV reported. When the boy said no, Ketcherside allegedly grabbed the boy’s wrist and asked if he could have sex with “that fine (expletive) of yours,” the television station reported.

The boy told authorities Ketcherside hurt his wrist, but he was able to break away because he was sweaty, police spokesperson Kevin Wheeler said. The child, who suffered minor injuries, then went to the convenience store to get help, KSNW reported.

When police interviewed Ketcherside, he admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages, KAKE reported. A preliminary breath test showed Ketcherside had a blood-alcohol-content level of 0.164. The legal limit in Kansas is 0.08.

According to Kansas prison and sex offender records, Ketcherside was convicted of indecent solicitation of a 15-year-old girl on Oct. 6, 1998. He was released from prison in March 2015, KAKE reported.

Ketcherside is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 22, the television station reported.