Jury Returns A Guilty Verdict On Man For 15 Counts Of Sexual Abuse Charges On A Minor

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – A Summers County man was found guilty on numerous sexual abuse and sexual assault charges.

A jury trial ended on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 and found that Leland Petrey, 25, guilty on 15 counts of sexual charges.

Petrey was found guilty on two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, three counts of sexual assault in the second degree, five counts of incest, and 5 counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian, or custodian.

Prosecuting Attorney Kristin Cook tells WOAY that the incident started in 2013 on a victim that was 10 years old and ended in 2017.

Petrey faces a minimum of 155 years in prison and will be sentenced on September 24, 2018.

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