Convicted Sex Offender Charged for Sexual Conduct with Minor Victims

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A federal jury returned an indictment charging a convicted sex offender Wednesday.

Kevin Wick, 42, of Wheeling is alleged to have repeatedly traveled across state lines from Wheeling, West Virginia to Martins Ferry, Ohio throughout late 2014 and early 2015 for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with multiple minor victims.

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Three of the victims are brothers, ranging in age from eight to eleven years old. On at least one occasion, Wick allegedly transported minor victims across states lines from Ohio to an apartment in Wheeling where he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with the victims.

Wick is charged with five counts of “Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct.” He faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. He is further charged with five counts of “Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.” He faces between 10 years and life in prison and a fine of up to 250,000 on each count. 

In June 2008, Wick was convicted of “Attempted Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse” and “Indecent Assault” in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. As a result of that conviction, Wick is required to register as a sex offender and is listed as a “Sexually Violent Predator.”

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

The Wheeling Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Northern District of West Virginia Crimes Against Children Task Force are leading the investigation.

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