Man faces six years in prison for relationship with 14-year-old

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By Tom Wilmoth

    A 29-year-old Lynchburg man pleaded guilty Friday to seven felonies related to having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.
    Cody Austin McKay received an 18 year sentence—having an active prison term of 6 years, 10 months to serve of that sentence—for five convictions of carnal knowledge of a minor and two charges of possessing child pornography. Those charges relate to sexually explicit images of the girl McKay had on his cellphone when he was arrested.
    A probation violation was also factored into the sentence.
    The contact with the minor occurred between May 15, 2012, and Aug. 16, 2012, occurring both in McKay’s car and at his residence, according to a statement of the evidence presented by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance.
    The victim’s father became aware of the contact between McKay and his daughter and he contacted authorities. McKay acknowledged the relationship to investigators.
    McKay will have to serve four years of supervised probation when released and will have to register as a sex offender. He was ordered to not have any contact with the victim or her immediate family.