A Washington County man is accused of arranging to meet with a year-old girl in New Kensington for sex in exchange for cash and drugs after answering an advertisement on a website offering escort services, according to authorities.
Wade was charged with five felony sex charges, among them unlawful contact with a minor and attempted statutory sexual assault. He is being detained in Westmoreland County Prison after a judge denied his bail. He faces a preliminary hearing Dec. Pallone Jr. The offer was made during a conversation between Wade and one of the undercover agents Nov. After going to an agreed-upon location, Wade was met by two female undercover agents.
Wade was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities, who said a condom was found in his pocket when he was searched. Investigators said Wade was asked to bring condoms to the meetup. Investigators got a warrant to search the Nissan Maxima Wade was driving and say they found a cellphone, marijuana edibles and an ounce of marijuana.
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