Police chief paid woman $50 so he could rape her 17-year-old relative, feds say. She's convicted and he's going on trial.

Kristen Naylor-Legg was paid $50 to bring a 17-year-old relative to Larry Allen Clay Jr, then the police chief of Gauley Bridge, so that he could rape her, say prosecutors in West Virginia. She pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to sex traffic a minor and will be sentenced in December. His trial begins in November.

Clay allegedly arrived in a gray police vehicle wearing his uniform, the affidavit says. He allegedly forced the girl to perform oral sex on him before raping her on the police vehicle, according to the affidavit. He then allegedly paid Naylor-Legg, who was present during the entire encounter, and left. Later that month, the three went to a police substation inside a city-owned community center, authorities said. As Clay allegedly raped the teen, Naylor-Legg told the girl to "let him" finish, court documents state, adding that "it would not be a problem because he was 'fixed.'" When it was over, Naylor-Legg gave her towels to clean herself, the affidavit says, and Clay allegedly failed to pay before leaving.

The AP reports on the plea. The whole story is an unfolding flower of awful details, not least the implication there are other victims and police-department perpetrators in this 614-population town in the middle of nowhere.

The former police chief allegedly told the teen "he could be her sugar daddy," Herrald said, and that he could arrange for other law enforcement officers to pay $100 to rape her. One officer who had been charged with two counts of sexual assault in a nearby county told authorities Clay had reached out to him to see if he was interested in such an arrangement, the prosecutor alleged.