Shinnston man charged with sexually abusing 4-year-old


Robert Powell

SHINNSTON, W.Va. – A Harrison County man is facing child sex charges after Shinnston Police said he abused a four-year-old child.

Robert Powell

The abuse happened between February and May of 2021, according to court documents.

Robert Powell, 57, of Shinnston, admitted to investigators that he inappropriately touched the child on several occasions, officers said.

Powell told police that he “was sorry for what he did and understood that what he did was wrong.”

He is charged with two counts of first degree sexual abuse.

Powell is being held in the North Central Regional Jail, with bail set at $40,000.

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