CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) – A former police chief facing federal sex trafficking charges made his first court appearance in Charleston on Wednesday.
Larry Allen Clay Jr., 57, is accused of paying to have sex with a minor while serving as the Chief of Police for the Gauley Bridge Police Department.
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Court documents say Clay paid 28-year-old Kristen Naylor-Legg, of Fayette County, $50 to have sex with her 17-year-old female relative.
Naylor-Legg is also charged with sex trafficking. She also appeared in federal court on Wednesday.
Both were detained until their next hearing. If convicted, they face 10 years to life in prison.
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