Pennsylvania teacher convicted of traveling to have sex with minor
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Daniel S. McGarvey, 44, a teacher from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, was convicted in federal court after he admitted that he traveled to West Virginia with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with a minor, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
McGarvey admitted to using internet-based websites and text messaging to communicate with a minor female who he believed to be 15 years old. In October 2014, he travelled to Bridgeport, West Virginia for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with the aforementioned minor female.
McGarvey pled guilty today to 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.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.