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Pennsylvania man charged with traveling to have sex with minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today alleging that Uniontown, Pennsylvania teacher Daniel S. McGarvey, 44, traveled to West Virginia with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with a minor, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

McGarvey travelled to Bridgeport, West Virginia in October 2014 for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor female who he believed to be 15 years old. McGarvey had utilized the Internet and text messaging to arrange for the sexual encounter.

McGarvey is charged with one count of “Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct” following an investigation by the Bridgeport Police Department and the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He faces up to 30 years in prison and fine of up to $250,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

Updated January 8, 2016