Belington man in custody after soliciting local minor


BUCKHANNON — Robert Chester Shahan, age 36 of Belington, was arrested in Buckhannon after he arranged to meet with a 14-year-old female.

According to court documentation, on Wednesday, June 1, Shahan arranged to meet with, who he presumed to be, a 14-year-old female at an agreed upon, undisclosed location. Shahan had described his want and intentions to perform sexual acts with the juvenile and sent explicit photos, including his genitals, to the underage female.

Shahan arranged a ride from his residence in Barbour County to the meeting place to have sexual intercourse with the minor. Upon his arrival, Shahan was intercepted and apprehended by the Buckhannon Police Department.

Shahan is currently imprisoned at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $75,000 cash only bond.

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