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Elkview man faces sex abuse charges

By Staff reports

ELKVIEW, W.Va. -- An Elkview man is in the South Central Regional Jail, accused of sexually abusing a family member.

Johnnie Franklin Winnell, 59, of Gypsum Lane, was arrested over the weekend by officers with the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation, according to Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

Crosier said Winnell allegedly admitted to deputies he had abused a young female family member over the course of several years. He was charged with three counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.

Winnell was sent to the South Central Regional Jail, with bail set at $20,000.


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