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Ex-church worker's bond modified after new sexual allegation

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Timothy Probert in court (far left); photo by Kristen Conner Timothy Probert in court (far left); photo by Kristen Conner

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A Mercer County man accused of sex crimes while serving as a church volunteer had his bond modified Thursday in light of a new sexual allegation.

Prosecutors say that on March 7, Timothy Probert solicited a sexual favor in exchange for $50 from a man who was going door-to-door in his neighborhood looking for work.

The man became aware of the charges against Probert after speaking with the pastor of the church where Probert had served when the alleged previous misconduct took place.

Probert was arrested in December 2013 on multiple charges of sexual abuse against minors that allegedly occurred while he served as a youth volunteer at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bluefield.

Sgt. Melissa Clemons with the West Virginia State Police stated in court Thursday that she felt solicitation was a violation of Probert's bond.

Judge William Sadler ruled not to revoke Probert's bond, but modify it to place him on home confinement.

Sadler's decision was based on the fact that the new allegation involved an adult and was unrelated to the previous charges.

Probert's home confinement would apply to his current Bluefield residence and an apartment in the Princeton area he will be moving into.

 

 

 

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