10/24/2013 10:31 AM
by Nadine Grimley
BLUEFIELD - A Mercer County man accused of sexually abusing two minors and possession of child pornography was scheduled to stand trial starting December 10, 2013.
A Grand Jury indictment charged John Spaulding, 40, with sexual assault and abuse, along with 50 counts of possession of material that depicted minors in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment accused Spaulding of committing the crimes over a six-month period last year. Prosecutor Scott Ash said the victims were between the ages of three and 14.