20-year-old accused of scheme to have sex with 15-year-old
A Marietta man was arrested Wednesday, accused of making plans to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.
According to a release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which assisted Marietta Police in the investigation, Justin M. Klintworth, 20, of 114 Sunset Drive, was charged Wednesday with a fifth-degree felony count of importuning, stemming from a series of Facebook messages between him and the teenager.
The release says Klintworth made sexual advances toward the girl, discussed sexual activities and made plans to meet the girl and engage in sex acts. Under questioning, Klintworth reportedly admitted sending the messages and wanting to have sex with the girl, but claimed he would not have let it actually happen.
Klintworth was transported to the Washington County Jail and was released on a $2,500 bond Thursday.
Body found in car trunk at car wash
PARKERSBURG - A dead body was found in the trunk of a vehicle at the Seventh Street Car Wash in Parkersburg Thursday night, police said.
A Parkersburg police officer responded to the car wash at 1957 Seventh St. at 8 p.m. concerning an unattended car in the washing bay, said Sgt. Greg Collins with the Parkersburg Police Department.
When the police officer popped open the vehicle's trunk, he discovered the body, Collins said.
Officials did not release information on the make or model of the vehicle or whether a male or female body was found inside.
Police were not sure how long the vehicle had been in the car wash bay.
A person at the scene said the car appeared to be a Pontiac of some type and the vehicle was dirty. The trunk of the vehicle was facing Seventh Street, the person said.
The vehicle was in the second to last vehicle bay on the right side of the car wash Thursday night. A crime scene investigation van and ambulance were being used to block the bay.
Collins said the Parkersburg Police Department, Wood County Sheriff's Department, the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force and Wood County Prosecutor's Office responded to the crime scene.
Wood County assistant coroner Curtis Thomas was called to the car wash scene.
Collins said several law enforcement agencies are working on the case.
Wood County Commissioner Steve Gainer said he has owned the car wash since about 1992 or 1993, when it was built. He was home when police called him to come to the business to provide some electrical service.
Gainer said the car wash is open 24 hours a day. He said the car wash is self-serve, without a full-time attendant. Gainer and another person periodically checks on the car wash, he said.
A resident of 16th Street said he didn't know anything about the incident until about 10 p.m.
"To think this happened here," he said. "It's sad."
The man, who did not want to be identified, said he had been worried about the recent criminal activity in his neighborhood.
Locally filmed movie to be shown at MC
"PerfectMatch," a movie filmed almost entirely on Marietta College's campus, will make its Ohio premiere at 7 p.m., Friday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium.
Admission is free for any Marietta College student with his or her ID at the first showing. The second showing - at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 - is for the local community and admission is $10. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.
A small, independent film crew arrived in Marietta during the summer of 2010, and over a four-week period filmed the majority of "PerfectMatch" (originally titled "Her Name is Me").
The movie stars Giselle Brasseur and Nic Roewert, and the executive producer is Mark Booker. "PerfectMatch" was written and directed by Marietta-native Chad Eddy.
"PerfectMatch" involves two lovelorn 20-somethings who discover each other on a popular Internet dating site. However, there's a twist. Roewert's character, Stephen, works for the site and actually manipulates the site to create this perfect match. This naturally complicates things.
Following the film, the actors and filmmakers will conduct a Q&A session with the filmgoers.
The movie's world premiere took place at the Victoria Independent Film Festival in Texas in March. The movie can be found on IMDb and has a Facebook page.