An Upshur County man will undergo a mental evaluation after being charged last month with first degree sexual assault.
Kenneth Thompson appeared Wednesday morning before Judge Jacob Reger in Buckhannon. Lawyers for Thompson requested that he undergo a mental fitness evaluation before moving forward with his trial.
Thompson is accused of having anal sex with an 8-year-old child more than a dozen times in his apartment.
Judge Reger granted the request for an evaluation and also approved a motion from Thompson’s lawyer to bring another lawyer in on his case.