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Alderson man turns himself in for alleged sex crimes involing daughter, police say

Local - 10/9/2013 6:50 PM by Courtney Rosemond
UPDATE 10/9/13 - A Monroe County man charged with sex crimes against his daughter waives his right to a preliminary hearing.

Monroe County Court Officials tell Newswatch Christopher Rogers, 51, of Alderson waived his right to a preliminary hearing today. Rogers is charged with sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual abuse by a parent and incest. 

According to a criminal complaint, Rogers provided authorities with a recorded statement confessing that he made his biological daughter perform oral sex on him along with other sexual acts between the ages of seven and ten.

Court Officials said the case is bond over to the next term of the grand jury.

Rogers is in Southern Regional Jail on $100,000 bond. He could face up to 160 years in prison if convicted.


UNION - An Alderson man turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning for alleged sex crimes involving his biological daughter.

Christopher Rogers, 51, faces charges including sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual abuse by a parent and incest, according to police.  Rogers provided authorities with a recorded statement during which he admitted to allowing his daughter to perform oral sex on him, along with other sexual acts, according to a criminal complaint.

His daughter was between the ages of 7 and 10 when the alleged crimes occurred, the complaint read.

"I consider these cases -- these child sexual cases -- to be the worst of the worst, and I think the public would agree with that," Asst. Prosecutor Kristin Cook told WOAY. "I think everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and in a situation like this, obviously someone needs to be prosecuted to the fullest."

Rogers was arraigned in Monroe County and remains in Southern Regional Jail on $100, 000 bond. He could face up to 160 years in prison if convicted.

Cook said abuse victims are more likely to become perpetrators themselves, and is glad to stop the cycle.
"Typically with sex abuse, it's generational, and with victims, they need to have their day in court," Cook said.

"They need to be believed. So when you hear a case like this, you're goal is number one to stop what a victim's gone through to let that victim have their day in court to be heard and also just stop that generational thing because guess what? Someone's now been placed in jail and he can't perp on someone else."

Rogers is also facing similar charges in Greenbrier county. Some of his sentences may be enhanced due his age when the incidents occurred.

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