CHARGED: Belington man gets ride for sex with teen girl

By C. Allan

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - A Barbour County man has been charged after arranging a ride to Upshur County for sex with a minor.

On June 1, a man arranged to meet with an individual he presumed to be a 14-year-old girl at a location in Upshur County, according to a criminal complaint.

The man, identified as Robert Shahan, 36, of Belington, “described sexual acts he wanted to perform” with the individual he assumed to be a 14-year-old female, and also sent explicit photos of himself, officers with the Buckhannon Police Department stated.

County where police say their detectives posed as underage children

On that date, Shahan “did arrange a ride from Barbour County,” in order to go to a meeting place to “have sexual intercourse” with the individual he assumed to be a juvenile female; upon arrival at that location, he was apprehended by officers, according to the criminal complaint.

Shahan has been charged with soliciting a juvenile via computer. He is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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