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7th man pleads guilty in case involving child sex abuse, incest, bestiality

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The connection between two of these men began when one of them saw the following ad on Craigslist:
“I AM LOOKING TO PRIVATELY MEET AN INCEST FAMILY. Mom son brother sister.”

Authorities in Ohio said the man who responded to the ad, William Weekley, participated in a disturbing scheme that involved repulsive sexual fantasies like pedophilia, incest and bestiality.
They sexually abused at least two 10-year-old children and shared images of child porn on messaging apps like Kik and Wickr, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio.

Weekley, 35, faces decades in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and attempted coercion of a minor.

He was the seventh man to admit involvement in the case.

Timothy Sullivan, the author of that Craigslist ad, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted coercion or enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. The other five pleaded guilty to similar charges between November and February.

The FBI-assisted investigation began when an investigator went undercover to communicate with Weekley. Police said they quickly discovered he was meeting other men on Craigslist and engaging in conversations about child abuse and other sexual interests.

Authorities also discovered Weekley had “regular access” to a child, sexually abused her and created images and videos of the molestation, which he shared with other people, including the six co-defendants. Weekley and one of the accomplices, Franklin Perry, sexually abused that victim with Weekley at least once, investigators said.

Weekley and another co-defendant, Grant Michalski, talked about sexual topics like “family, forced” and “K9 and more,” according to Craigslist messages authorities uncovered.

Another accomplice, Eric Zevely sexually abused a different 10-year-old victim and talked with both undercover officers about sexually abusing minors, authorities said.

The seven Ohio men who have pleaded guilty in the case are:

  •  William Weekley, 35, of Newark
  •  Timothy Sullivan, 50, of Canal Winchester
  • Franklin Eugene Perry, 63, of Columbus
  • Brian Perkins, 42, of Mt. Vernon
  • Grant Michalski, 29, of Columbus
  • Eric Zevely, 34, of Columbus
  • Jordan Makowski, 33, of Greenville

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