The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department said they arrested a Wheeling man after catching him with a 13-year-old girl in the Sears parking lot at the Ohio Valley Mall.
Deputy Sheriff Tom DeVaul stated he noticed a vehicle, around 4 AM, that had steamed windows.
DeVaul interrogated the people in the vehicle and found the driver, Cayce Schneider, 20, met the 13-year-old on Snapchat.
Schneider was taken to Belmont County Jail, and charged with rape, unlawful sex with a minor/corruption of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a child, and importuning.
The child was taken to the administrative side of the Sheriff’s Dept. where children’s services of Belmont County were contacted and the child was released to a family member.
Schneider has a $36,000 bond.