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Delmas Royal King, 69, of Oak Hill arrested for sex crimes involving a child

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OAK HILL, WV -

(NEWS RELEASE) An Oak Hill man has been arrested on charges of sexual offenses. Sheriff Steve Kessler and Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah released the following information concerning this arrest:

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 notification was received through the Fayette County 911 Center of a reported sexual assault in the Rosedale Trailer Park in Oak Hill, WV. Upon arrival at the scene Deputies learned that a young female child under the age of 12 had allegedly been sexually molested by an elderly neighbor the previous day.

Following an interview with the victim at the Just For Kids, Inc. Child and Youth Advocacy Center in Oak Hill, Sheriff's Detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect's residence in the Rosedale Trailer Park. Detectives and uniformed Sheriff's Deputies executed that search warrant earlier this afternoon. 
Based on the results of the investigation into these allegations, Detectives arrested Delmas Royal King, age 69, of Oak Hill. King is charged with the felony offenses of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, Custodian or Person in Position of Trust, First Degree Sexual Abuse and Use of Obscene Matter with the Intent to Seduce a Minor. He is currently being arraigned in the Magistrate Court of Fayette County where his bond was set at $150,000.00. 

"Should he be able to post this bond, my office has filed a motion with the court requiring this individual to be subject to GPS home confinement monitoring, no access to social media and that he be prohibited from having any contact whatsoever with minor children," said Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah. 

"Based on our initial investigation into these allegations, we believe that this individual may have engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with additional minor children," said Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler. "Any parents whose young children may have had contact with this individual are urged to contact the Detective Bureau of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at (304) 574-4216." 

Sheriff Steve Kessler and Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah jointly stated, "Keeping our children safe is one of our top priorities. Anyone even contemplating sexually abusing a child should know this- you will be identified, you will be arrested, you will be prosecuted and you will be put somewhere that you cannot harm another child." 

This incident remains under investigation by the Detective Bureau of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Just For Kids, Inc. Child and Youth Advocacy Center.

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