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    VA Man Faces 40 Sexual Abuse Charges in WV


    WELCH– A Virginia man is facing 40 charges related to sexual abuse in West Virginia.

    Anthony Harris of Northfork was arrested by the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police on 40 felony charges including charges of Sexual Assault 2nd Degree, Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, and Sexual Abuse by a parent, guardian, or custodian. The charges stem from 1985-1986 while Mr. Harris was a teacher at Bartley Elementary School and from 2006-2008 while he was a teacher at Mount View Middle School. The victims age ranged from 12 years of age to 15 years of age. Evidence discovered during the course of the investigation leads troopers to believe there are additional victims. Those with any information are encouraged to contact Trooper Brooks at the West Virginia State Police Welch Detachment.



    Rachel Ayers

    Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More