Charleston man is in jail after allegedly soliciting a minor in Raleigh County

Christopher Malone, Photo from Southern Regional Jail

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Charleston man is in jail after allegedly soliciting a minor in Raleigh County.

According to court documents, Chris Malone started contacting a girl who was thirteen at the time through Snapchat.  The minor told Malone her age, and he asked her to send him nude images of herself, which she did, and he was also planning to pick her up at her house.

When interviewed by an officer, Malone stated that he initially met the girl on MeetMe.com, before switching over to Snapchat.  They exchanged nude images from around June 1, 2019, through late July 2019.  Malone said he knew what he was doing was wrong, but ended up developing feelings for the underage girl.

Malone is charged with soliciting a minor via computer and is Southern Regional Jail under a 50,000 dollar bond.

 

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