A Delaware County man accused of propositioning a 14-year-old boy to be his “snuggle buddy” is set to appear in court in January.

Bryan Lee Lay, 53, of Grove was charged in Delaware County District Court with lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16.

He is free on a reduced bail of $5,000, according to online court records.

Lay is accused of offering the teen $100 in a Facebook message to be his “snuggle buddy”, according to a probable cause affidavit.

When confronted by the teen of the inappropriateness of his message, Lay responded that he was “lonesome and drunk” and that knew that his offer was wrong, the affidavit states.