Man arrested for allegedly sexually abusing 15-year-old girl


BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old.

Robert E. Harper, 75, of Buckhannon, was arrested for six counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian or custodian and six counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, both felonies. According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Trooper John Tonkin with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police, two of the alleged incidents reportedly took place Thursday, Jan. 2 in the Buckhannon-Upshur High School parking lot and at a home in Buckhannon.

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