Marion County man accused of sexually assaulting juvenile female relative

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A Marion County man has been arrested after troopers said he sexually assaulted a six-year-old female relative.

On May 6, 2016, a girl was interviewed at the Marion County Child Advocacy Center, according to West Virginia State Police. Troopers said the girl disclosed that she was sexually assaulted by Patrick Powell Sr., 50, of Barrackville when she was six-years-old. Troopers also said the girl stated she was sexually assaulted several times over a one-year-period.

Powell Sr. was arrested on Tuesday, April 16 and charged with second degree sexual assault, according to court documents. He is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail. His bail has been set at $25,000.

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