Judge sentences man in Lewis County to a maximum of nearly 3 centuries in prison on sex charges


Jimmy Bonnett Jr.

WESTON, W.Va. – A man will spend a minimum of several decades in prison after a judge sentenced him March 31 on sex charges in Lewis County.

Jimmy Bonnett Jr.

Jimmy Bonnett Jr. will spend 85 to 285 years in prison all told, after a jury convicted him in October 2020 of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse; six counts of first-degree sexual assault; and nine counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or a person in a position of trust in relation to a child under his care, custody or control, according to a press release from the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

West Virginia State Police said Bonnett sexually abused an 8-year-old girl, who said the incidents happened on several occasions.

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