Wheeling man pleads guilty to transporting minor victims to engage in illicit sexual conduct

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A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to transporting minor victims to engage in illicit sexual conduct in federal court, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Kevin J. Wick, 43, of Wheeling, pleaded guilty in federal court today to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with multiple minor victims.

According to Ihlenfeld’s office, Wick repeatedly traveled across state lines from West Virginia to Ohio throughout late 2014 and early 2015 for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with five minor victims all under the age of 12.

Wick allegedly transported minor victims across states lines from Ohio to an apartment in West Virginia where he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with the victims.

Wick pleaded guilty on Friday to a criminal information charging him with five separate counts of “Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.”

Subject to final approval by the court, Wick will be sentenced to 26 years in prison followed by supervised release for the remainder of his lifetime.

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