EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCharleston Pastor Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Abuse
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Reported: Sep. 26, 2013 12:30 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 26, 2013 1:27 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A Charleston pastor indicted on sexual abuse charges pleaded not guilty Thursday in Kanawha County Circuit Court.
Chris Winnell pleaded not guilty to sex abuse by a parent, guardian charges; first-degree sex abuse; incest; and sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian and person in a position of trust. Winnell was indicted on 12 charges.
Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib set Winnell's surety bond at $25,000. Winnell is prohibited from contacting any of the victims listed in the indictment, and he must remain on home confinement.
His trial date has been set for Dec. 9.
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