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Raleigh County man to spend at least 255 years in prison

Raleigh County man to spend at least 255 years in prison
Raleigh County man to spend at least 255 years in prison(wvva)
Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 4:28 PM EST
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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - A man convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting and abusing a young girl in Raleigh County will spend the next 255-855 years in prison.

In August, Richard Chambers was found guilty by a jury of six counts of first degree sexual assault, six counts of incest, one count of sexual abuse, and seven counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

Richard Chambers was found guilty of sexual abuse and sexual assault by a parent or guardian by a jury of his peers in August.

According to Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney, Ben Hatfield, who took the case to trial, Chambers was ordered to serve those sentences consecutively.

The complaint said Chambers’ contact with the child took place over the course of four years.

The West Virginia State Police investigated.

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