A Delaware County man accused of propositioning a 14-year-old boy to be his “snuggle buddy” received a five-year suspended sentence and is required to register as a sex offender.

Bryan Lee Lay, 54, of Grove appeared in Delaware County District Court on Jan. 28 and pleaded guilty to lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16.

He 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.