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Mingo Man Charged With Sex Abuse, Assault

Reported by: Send eMail Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 21, 2013 11:35 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 21, 2013 6:38 PM EST

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Mingo Sex Charges
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Delbarton , Mingo County , West Virginia

A Mingo County man has been charged with sexual abuse and assault after troopers said he inappropriately touched a young girl.

Gary Adkins, 52, of Delbarton was charged Tuesday with third-degree sexual abuse third-degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in trust of a child, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court.

West Virginia State Trooper C.A. Douglas said the alleged incidents happened during the summer of 2012 at Adkins' residence in Upper Sheppard Town.

The criminal complaint stated that the victim's mother told investigators that the child's behavior changed dramatically upon returning from Adkins' home. She also told troopers the victim had inappropriate knowledge for a child her age.

Teachers of the victim also told Child Protective Services workers that the victim washed her hands to the "point that it appeared she was wearing red gloves."

The victim's brother also told investigators the he witnessed Adkins touching the girl inappropriately.

Investigators also said they spoke with an adult female family member of Adkins, who said the he touched her inappropriately when she visited his Upper Sheppard Town home as a child.

Adkins was arrested and released on bond.



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