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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 22, 2016

Wheeling man sentenced for transporting minors to engage in illicit sexual conduct


WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kevin J. Wick, 43, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 312 months in prison for traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minor victims, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Wick transported minors across states lines from Ohio to an apartment in West Virginia where he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with the victims. He pled guilty in January 2016 to five counts of “Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Wheeling Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Northern District of West Virginia Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Martins Ferry, Ohio Police Department, and the Belmont County, Ohio Sheriff’s Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated August 22, 2016