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Raleigh County Man Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Child For Four Years

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GHENT, WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County man is in jail after sexually abusing a seven-year-old child.

According to court documents, On December 1, 2018, State Police received a complaint of possible child sex abuse.   During a forensic interview, it was stated that Richard Lee Chambers, Jr. had on more than one occasion had inappropriate contact with the child and has done so since the child was three years old.  Chambers at one point held a gun at the child while performing sexual acts.  The child wanted to call 911 but didn’t because of being scared of the number of guns in Chambers’ possession.

The child told police that Chambers took the child’s sibling, 3-years-old, into his bedroom and locked the door, which crying could be heard.

Chambers is charged with sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 100,000 dollar bond.



Tyler Barker

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