Man charged after trying to solicit a 14-year-old for sex

NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Nicholas County man is in jail charged with solicitation of a minor.

State Police in Beckley says between June 14, 2020, and June 17, 2020, Corey Stan Cottrell engaged in communication via an electronic device with whom he believed was a 14-year-old female.

Cottrell responded to an ad on Craigslist, where Cotrell responded with, “Honestly, I was thinking sexual.”

When Cottrell went to meet with whom he thought was the female, police arrested him. Cottrell admitted to answering the Craiglist ad, but that he was not there for what officers thought he was there for. Mr. Cottreell advised he was only there to tell the caretakers something bad was going to happen.

Cottrell is charged with solicitation of a minor and is in Central Reginal Jail under a 50,000 dollar bond.

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