Gilmer County Man Expected to Plea to Incest Charges


A Gilmer County man is expected to plea to criminal charges in Lewis County.

John Puffenbarger faces charges of incest and sexual assault in Lewis County after prosecutors said he admitted to having sex with a relative younger than 12 multiple times.

Puffenbarger will already serve 10 to 30 years on similar charges out of Gilmer County. His attorney said he will file a Kennedy plea and serve a concurrent sentence in Lewis County.

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