Held In Western Regional Jail Pending Bond
The following article is a great example of why police strongly urge parents and guardians to supervise their children's social media correspondence:
A West Virginia man took a trip to jail, Friday, after his arrest on a misdemeanor and felony charges, jail records state.
Corey Allen Tucker, 22, of Sumerco, was arrested June 22nd, 2012 by Trooper C. M. Thornton of the West Virginia State Police.
According to court records, Tucker is charged with:
Sexual Assault, Third Degree, Two Counts, (felonies)
Sexual Abuse, Two Counts, (felonies)
Contributing to the Delinquency or Neglect of a Child (misdemeanor)
According to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court, Tucker is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl. He also allegedly gave her a beer. The girl's father told Thornton that he learned about the relationship through a Facebook message.
PutnamLIVE.com does not publish the names of alleged sexual assault victims.
After his arrest, Tucker was transported to the Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility, in Barboursville. Officials booked and photographed him, at 7:00 p.m., according to the jail's web site.
During a hearing, Tucker's bond was set at, $10,000, by Putnam County Magistrate Linda J. Hunt, court records state. Tucker since posted his bond and has been released from custody, according to jail records.
Tucker's Putnam County Magistrate Court case numbers are: 12F, 282-285, and 12M, 1180.
Publisher’s note: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
A criminal complaint is a legal document that is usually filled out by a law enforcement officer presenting evidence to a judge or magistrate. The judicial official determines if the officer has provided enough evidence to issue a complaint or a warrant for a suspect arrest.
Mug shots are provided courtesy of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.
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