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Davisville man indicted on charges involving a minor

WHEELING — A Wood County man has been indicted for violations against a minor in U.S. District Court in West Virginia.

Steven Lockhart, 56, of Davisville, is facing charges involving a minor, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lockhart was indicted on one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and one count of attempted transfer of obscene materials to a minor. He is accused of using his phone to entice a minor in Harrison County to engage in sexual activity in April 2020. He is also accused of sending obscene material on the phone to a minor under the age of 16.

Lockhart faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the coercion count and faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the obscene material count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

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