W.Va. man sentenced for sex with girl, 14

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A West Virginia man was sentenced this week to 108 months in federal prison for traveling across state lines multiple times in 2012 and this year to have sex with a 14-year-old Ohio girl he met online.

Mark Loring Dawson, 52, of Charleston, had pleaded guilty to picking up the girl in Sardis, Ohio, and driving her to a hotel in New Martinsville, W.Va., where he had sex with her.

The FBI and local police said he had misrepresented his age to the girl while chatting with her on a social media website.

Mr. Dawson must register as a sex offender when he gets out of prison and will remain on federal probation for the rest of his life.


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