Upshur County man charged with sex crime appears in court


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.

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