Cumberland Times-News

Police Log

October 5, 2012

Child care worker accused of abuse - 10/06

ROMNEY, W.Va. — The state Board of Education has suspended without pay a child care worker at the West Virginia School for the Blind charged in a sex abuse case.

The board’s vote Thursday came three weeks after Hampshire County authorities charged 39-year-old Roger L. Sipple of Romney with eight counts of sexual abuse by a guardian.

A criminal complaint alleges Sipple bought alcohol and cigarettes for a 16-year-old girl and another juvenile in exchange for them exposing and touching themselves at his home.

The Charleston Daily Mail reported that Sipple was a child care worker in one of three residential halls and has worked at the School for the Blind since at least 2008.

The ongoing investigation leading to the arrest was conducted by Capt. John Eckerson of the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office.

A felony preliminary hearing was conducted Wednesday by Hampshire County Magistrate Shirley Timbrook, who found probable cause for the case to be presented to the grand jury.

 

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