(08/13/2019)
A Wood County man is in custody after West Virginia State Police said he traveled to Ritchie County to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.

On Aug. 8, Gregory McNeeley, 56, of Williamstown, posted an ad on Craigslist in the Parkersburg Community section of Missing Connections which said, “Bored; looking for female chat … I have those moments when I’m lonely and bored. I need that special someone of the female persuasion to fill my lonely hours,” according to a criminal complaint.

Acting as a minor, state troopers responded to McNeeley’s ad. A conversation then took place between McNeeley and troopers acting as a girl with the initials “AB.” In the conversation McNeeey claimed to be 40-years-old, troopers said.

The criminal complaint states that between Aug. 6 and Aug. 10, McNeeley and “AB’s” conversation took place through email and texts, with more 100 messages exchanged.

Troopers said McNeeley showed up in a Kia Soul (not a Sportage as he previously said) in Ellenboro at 1:20 p.m., texting “AB” “I’m actually larked [sic] at the credit union. I’m the only car there.”

State police arrived at the location and arrested and interviewed McNeeley, who admitted to plans of meeting and having sex with a female he believed to be 15-years-old, according to the complaint.

McNeeley is charged with one count of soliciting a minor and three counts of display of obscene material to a minor. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $175,000 bond.


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