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Former Tygart Jail guard accused of sexual contact

ELKINS, W.Va. -- A former Tygart Valley Regional Jail guard is accused of having sexual contact with a female inmate.

State Trooper C.E. Elliott, in Elkins, said in a criminal complaint that Buddy Lee Leary faces felony charges stemming from the alleged incident at the jail in Belington on Dec. 4.

Elliott said the victim told him she waited two months to report the incident out of fear of repercussions.

The Inter-Mountain reported that Leary, 41, of Elkins, was arrested in February and waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. He is free on bond.


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