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Beckley man facing multiple charges after allegedly soliciting child for sex

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Raleigh County man is facing multiple sex crimes charges after allegedly soliciting a minor for sex online.

William W. Pugh, 28, of Beckley was arrested by State Police on Wednesday. Pugh is charged with soliciting a minor via computer, second-degree sexual assault, five counts of distribution and display of obscene matter to a minor, five counts of using obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor and entering without breaking.

The investigation began on April 9, when the State Police Crimes Against Children Unit received a complaint in refrence to the solicitation of a 14-year-old for sex. The following week a search warrant was executed at the suspect's residence at 280 Stonewall Road. Several electronic devices and cell phones were seized, potentially to be used as evidence.

Pugh is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail on $500,000 bond.

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