A Beckley man who pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he enticed a 14-year-old girl using a computer and then molested her in March 2016 will spend up to 10 years in prison and must register as a sex offender under the West Virginia Sex Offender Registry law.
Delbert Calvin Eagle Jr., 37, entered guilty pleas before Raleigh County Circuit Judge Andrew Dimlich to conspiring to commit a felony and soliciting a minor via computer, both felonies.
He also pleaded guilty to third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor.
Raleigh Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Hatfield told the court that a police informant met with Eagle and gave Eagle $40 on Jan. 25, 3016. Eagle and the informant then went to the home of Eagle’s father, Delbert C. Eagle Sr., where Eagle Sr. gave marijuana to the informant in exchange for the $40. That incident resulted in the conspiracy charge.
Eagle Sr. had already pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the conspiracy incident, Hatfield said Thursday.
Hatfield said that in March 2015, Eagle “carried on an online messaging relationship