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Probable cause found in Probert sex abuse case

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Timothy Probert (left); photo by Kevin Niewood Timothy Probert (left); photo by Kevin Niewood

PRINCETON (WVVA) - Probable cause was found in the case against a former Mercer County church volunteer accused of sexual abuse against children.

Timothy Probert appeared before Magistrate Jim Dent Wednesday afternoon.

Probert is charged with multiple sex crimes including first-degree sexual abuse and distribution and display of obscene matter to a minor.

The alleged offenses occurred while Probert was a youth volunteer at Westminster Presbytarian Church in Bluefield.

The case will be bound over to the next sitting of the Mercer County Grand Jury.

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