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Bridgeport, Ohio man faces multiple sex charges in Brooke County

Updated: Thursday, March 6 2014, 12:57 PM EST

WTOV9.com

BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. – Bridgeport Ohio’s Jacob Mahoney faces multiple sex abuse charges, including three counts of soliciting a minor via computer.

Mahoney is accused of contacting a minor female in Brooke County via computer on at least three separate occasions and meeting with her at least one of those times.

Brooke County prosecutor Joe Barki says this is the first case in some time in Brooke County that involves solicitations by computer. It’s a case that poses some additional challenges.

“There are always issues of jurisdiction, meaning where you can bring a charge,” Barki said. “In this particular case, this matter can be brought either where the defendant was residing or where he was at when the act was committed, or where the minor was present when the solicitation took place. In this case, the minor was here in Brooke County and that's why the charges were brought here."

 

Bridgeport, Ohio man faces multiple sex charges in Brooke County


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