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Morris Facing Child Sex Charges

January 15, 2014
By FRED CONNORS Senior Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Robert Joseph Morris is being held in the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville under a $1 million cash bond after being charged with four counts of child sex charges.

A criminal complaint filed by the West Virginia State Police on Jan. 9 alleges Morris, 30, of 520 S. Huron St., Wheeling, committed two counts of sexual abuse by a parent or custodian and two counts of sexual assault.

The complaint states Morris had several instances of sexual contact with the victim, who at the time was 3 years old. Officers first received a report of the alleged crime Dec. 5, though the alleged assaults took place between March and May of 2012 at an Eoff Street residence.

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Morris was arrested and booked into the jail Monday.

Senior Status Ohio County Magistrate Howard Carpenter set bond at $250,000 for each count, totaling $1 million.

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