Government, The Braxton Democrat

Rosedale Man Confesses

It is not often that someone voluntarily confesses to a crime; but that is exactly want happened earlier this month when Billy Clifford Lacy, 35, of Rosedale contacted Senior Trooper J.R. Garrett of the Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
Lacy told Trooper Garrett that he wanted to “turn himself in for committing a crime.” According to the criminal complaint, Lacy explained to the trooper that he had sent a photograph of is genitalia to a juvenile female. He also confessed that he had kissed and fondled the teenager. Lacy further confessed that he had solicited photographs from the victim.
Upon completion of his investigation, Trooper Garrett charged Lacy with sexual assault in the third degree, Sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust, and distribution and display to minor of obscene material. If convicted Lacy faces over 20 years in prison and fines of up to $35,000.
Billy Lacy was arraigned before Braxton County Magistrate David R. Singleton where we was placed on a $50,000 bond. Lacy was remanded to the Central Regional Jail in lieu of that bond, where he remains at press-time awaiting further court appearances.