KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 9/12/19 @ 11:30 a.m.
A man who pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor through the use of a computer was sentenced to prison Thursday morning.
Kevin Rogier admitted to sending sexual photographs and requesting sexual photographs from 15 and 16-year-old boys from his scout troop. Rogier was 39 at the time.
Kevin Rogier, 42, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Tera Salango on four counts. Rogier will be incarcerated for at least four years, but no more than 20 years.
Investigators say Rogier sent and solicited explicit photos from multiple children in his Boy Scout troop. Rogier admitted to using social media sites, such as Facebook, Kik, and Snapchat, to communicate with the kids.
Rogier will have to serve the minimum time before receiving the opportunity to see the parole board. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
The Kanawha County Prosecutors Office is reminding parents to closely monitor their kids' social media accounts. "In this day and age, a dangerous predator can be a mere mouse click, Snapchat, instant message away from children," they wrote in a press release.
UPDATE 7/31/19 @ 9:40 p.m.
A former assistant Boy Scout leader pleaded guilty Wednesday to all four counts of soliciting a minor through the use of a computer.
In 2016, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said Kevin Rogier admitted to sending sexual photographs and requesting sexual photographs from 15 and 16-year-old boys from his scout troop. Rogier was 39 at the time.
Officials say the crimes all took place on a combination of Facebook Messenger and one other app.
The state didn't move to revoke Rogier’s bond, and he will remain on home confinement until his next court appearance Sept. 12.
ORIGINAL STORY 5/26/16
An assistant Boy Scout leader is facing multiple felony charges for soliciting minors on the computer.
Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say Kevin Rogier is charged for using social media sites to contact three 15 year old boys to solicit, entice, seduce and lure victims to send him photographs and/or videos of sexually explicit conduct.
Deputies say they received a complaint on May 24th from the Buckskin Council for the Boy Scouts in Charleston.
According to a complaint, Rogier was interviewed by members of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department and admitted to sending sexual photographs and requesting sexual photographs from the victims.
During an arraignment on Thursday, Rogier's bail was set at $50,000 or 10% cash. If he meets bail he is to be released on home confinement.
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