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Defense begins in 'Warlock' sex crimes trial of Bluefield man

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) -

The sex abuse trial of James Irvin is moving quickly in Mercer County.

The prosecution and defense presented multiple witnesses Wednesday. Among those called to the stand were alleged juvenile victims of Irvin.

James Irvin is facing ten counts of sexual abuse and five counts of sexual assault against three children after claiming to be a “magical warlock,” making the victims believe that if they performed sexual acts with him, it would bring their father back to life, and make their mother well again.

The defense will present more witnesses as the trial continues Thursday in Judge William Sadler's courtroom.

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