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The FBI has arrested a 78-year-old Charleston man in Missouri on charges of traveling across state lines with plans to sexually abuse a child.

Agents said Monday they arrested Jack Edwin Gravenmier over the weekend at a St. Louis motel. 

The FBI said Gravenmier sexually abused a 14-year-old male in Georgia last summer and had planned to attempt another assault in St. Louis.

An affidavit in the case states Gravenmier sent four sexually explicit images to the victim and told the boy that he'd had sex with a boy in one of the photos.

The arrest was part of a West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force investigation.

Gravenmier was being held in St. Louis for an initial court appearance.

It's unclear whether he has an attorney.