EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTeenager Facing Several Sexual Assault Charges In Mason County
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 24, 2013 3:55 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 25, 2013 9:59 AM EDT
Point Pleasant , Mason County , West Virginia
A teenager is accused of sexually assaulting a child in Mason County.
Zachary M. Lawson, 18, of Mason County was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, 10 counts of third-degree sexual assault and one count count of third-degree attempted sexual assault.
West Virginia State Police said the suspect was staying with a family in Hartford, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court.
Troopers said the suspect and the 12-year-old male victim stayed in the same bed. Troopers said the alleged abuse happened between Sept. 14 and Sept. 17.
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