Lewis County man arrested on sexual abuse charge in Upshur County

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A Lewis County man has been arrested after troopers said he sexually abused a seven-year-old girl in April. 

Troopers with the West Virginia State Police said that in a forensic interview in April, a 7-year-old girl told them that Joshua Cole, 28, of Walkersville touched her inappropriately. On December 6, Cole admitted to deputies in an interview to having had sexual contact with the girl on several occasions from early 2017 to March 2018. 

Cole has been charged with first degree sexual abuse.

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