The Beckley Police Department made an arrest in an investigation that has been going on for two months. Carl Gillian, 67, of Beckley is facing charges of Stalking, under section 61-2-9a of the West Virginia Code.
According to police, Gillian is a registered sex offender. Evidence from the investigation shows Gillian was spending a lot of time at the Paul Cline Memorial Soccer Complex in Beckley. There is no word on the specifics of the stalking charge.
According to the West Virginia State Police sex offender registry, Gillian served 14 years in prison for a First Degree Sexual Assault charge in 1986 against a woman. In 2001, he was convicted of Third Degree Sexual Assault and four counts a Attempting to Use a Minor in Sexually Explicit Conduct. He served 8½ years for those crimes.
Gillian was released on a $2,500 bond, but is required to stay on home confinement. Anyone with information on any crimes that Gillian may have committed is asked to contact Cpl. Clark McCormick with the Beckley Police Department at 304-256-1720 or CrimeStoppers at 304-255-STOP.