CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – Kevin Michael Rogier, 42, a former Assistant Boy Scout Leader in Charleston, West Virginia, was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison for four counts of soliciting a minor via computer on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Rogier must also register as a sex offender for life.
Rogier plead guilty on July 31, 2019, to four counts of Soliciting a Minor via a Computer. There were four individual victims represented in the plea. Each count is punishable by not less than two, not more than ten years in the Penitentiary. In May of 2016, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s department received a complaint from the Buckskin Council for the Boy Scouts in Charleston, regarding Rogier. After an extensive and thorough investigation, the Sheriffs Department uncovered multiple child victims whom Rogier had sent and solicited explicit photographs while acting as their Boy Scout Troop leader. During a subsequent interview with detectives, Rogier admitted to using social media sites such as Facebook, Kik, and Snapchat to send and solicit these photographs from members of his Boy Scout Troop.
Assistant Prosecutor Maryclaire Akers requested and Judge Salango sentenced Rogier to the Penitentiary on each count. Although the Judge could have given Rogier credit for 3 years served on home confinement as a condition of bond, she did not. Instead, Judge Salango only gave Rogier credit for time spent in jail and on home confinement after his plea in the amount totaling 60 days. As a result, Rogier will serve almost four years before he has the opportunity to see the parole board.
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