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McDowell County man sentenced for sending flirtatious emails to minor

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Charles Rogers Hannon Jr. Charles Rogers Hannon Jr.

WELCH (WVVA) - A McDowell County man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to solicitation of a minor by computer.

Charles Rogers Hannon Jr., 65, was sentenced to 2-10 years by Judge Booker Stephens in McDowell County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Hannon had previously pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate emails to a 16-year-old female. Hannon was a brother at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Welch at the time of the offenses.

Hannon told the court he was sorry and wished he could take back his actions.

Stephens said Hannon's actions were unacceptable and he wants to set a precedent that it is not OK for "older men to prey on young girls."

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