Berkeley Springs man convicted of 19 sexual offenses


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Berkeley Springs man awaits sentencing next month after being convicted of numerous sex offenses, according to Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel M. James.

David B. Ball, 41, was convicted by a Morgan County petit jury of six counts of second-degree sexual assault, six counts of sexual abuse by custodian, six counts of incest and one count of attempted sexual assault.

Ball was convicted in a three-day jury trial that concluded Wednesday. The jury reportedly deliberated for one hour before reaching its verdict. 

The investigation of offenses that took place between December 2017 and February 2018 was conducted by Cpl. Fred Edwards of the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

The case was prosecuted by James. Ball was represented by attorney Lisa Green.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 30 at 9 a.m.

James said Ball could receive up to 363 years in prison.

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