West Virginia State Police have arrested a Glenville man and accused him of having sex with a juvenile female relative.
John Michael Puffenbarger, 47, is charged with three counts of first degree sexual abuse, three counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian, or person in a position of trust, and three counts of incest.
Puffenbarger stated during an interview with the Department of Health and Human Resources that he had sex with a female relative under the age of 12 approximately three to four times during the past year. He said that the girl asked him to stop, but that he said things to her to keep her from talking to anybody about it, according to a criminal complaint.
Puffenbarger is being held in Central Regional Jail with bail set at $1.5 million.