Wheeling Man Faces Federal Charges for Sex Crimes Against Children


A man wanted for sexual acts against minors is behind bars after being arrested being arrested Thursday night by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals, and Wheeling Police. 

43-year-old Kevin Jeffrey Wick of Wheeling was arrested in West Liberty on 2 federal charges. He is accused of Interstate commerce where authorities say he was taking children between Ohio and West Virginia to engage in illegal sexual conduct. Authorities said some of the alleged incidents took place in Martins Ferry. 

He was set to have an initial video appearance from the Northern Regional Jail Friday, and the prosecution was going to request to have Wick placed on a 3-day detention, and he would be set to have another hearing on that matter sometime within the next week.

Wick is a convicted sex offender with a lengthy criminal past dealing with sex crimes against children dating back to 2008.

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