Webster County man charged after young girl discloses sexual abuse


WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Webster County man has been charged after a young girl disclosed that he had sexually abused her.

On Oct. 9 troopers with the Nicholas County detachment of the West Virginia State Police observed a forensic interview at a Child Advocacy Center of a 13-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint.

Charles Cutlip

During the interview, the girl stated that Charles Cutlip, 80, of Webster Springs, “put his hands down her pants” and began rubbing her genitals, then “put his hands under her shirt” and touched her breasts “approximately 12 times,” troopers said.

After the juvenile’s interview with the child advocacy center, troopers obtained a post-Miranda statement from Cutlip, who admitted to the accusations, the complaint said.

Cutlip has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sexual abuse by guardian. He is being held in the Central Regional Jail on $30,072 bond.

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