French Creek man arrested for soliciting minor after Craigslist ad

DODDRIDGE COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A French Creek man has been arrested for soliciting a minor in Doddridge County.

According to the criminal complaint, Donald Burnside posted an ad to Craigslist on February 17th, looking for a "single or married woman to have fun with." A minor who disclosed her age with Burnside responded to the ad and the two began communicating.

Officials say Burnside and the minor exchanged multiple emails and texts, with several being deemed "obscene." The two arranged for Burnside to pick the minor up for a "night of fun" days after their initial conversation. Police responded to the meet-up and took Burnside into custody.

Burnside faces multiple counts of soliciting a minor and soliciting a minor via a computer.