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UPDATE: Man accused of inappropriately touching kids turned himself in

Local - 12/19/2013 11:15 AM by Nadine Grimley

UPDATE (12/19/2013):  The man accused of inappropriately touching young girls turned himself into police Thursday morning.

Henry Duncan, 35, of Beckley, was charged with three counts of sexual abuse after he allegedly inappropriately touched at least three girls who were under the age of 16 Monday night at the Kohl's in Beckley.  According to a criminal complaint, several officers identified Duncan after they recognized him in the surveillance video. 

He's currently being held on $250,000 bond and is on his way to Southern Regional Jail.

BECKLEY - Beckley Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of inappropriately touching girls.

Detective Morgan Bragg said a white man inappropriately touched at least three females less than 16 years-old at Kohl's in Beckley around 7 p.m. Monday. Detectives are reviewing surveillance video and hope to identify a suspect. They believe the man may have wrongly touched other kids, so they encourage the victims to come forward with any information.

Bragg said this is the only report of this nature police have received. He said the incident is concerning because the touching was so brazen. "I wouldn't consider this an ongoing problem at this time but it's certainly serious enough that we'd like to get this guy in custody," he explained.

When in public, Bragg encouraged kids to stay near their parents, be aware of their surroundings and avoid strangers.



Anyone with information is asked to call police at 304-256-1708. Stick with Newswatch for more on this developing story.

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ORIGINAL: 12/18/13, 9:42 a.m.

BECKLEY - Beckley Police are investigating reports of a man inappropriately touching kids.



Detective Morgan Bragg said a white man inappropriately touched juvenile females at Kohl's in Beckley on Monday evening. Detectives are reviewing surveillance video and hope to identify a suspect.



Anyone with information is asked to call police at 304-256-1708. Stick with Newswatch for more on this developing story.


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