Summers County man arrested after admitting to sexually abusing young girl

HINTON, WV (WVNS)-- A Summers County man has been arrested after admitting to sexually abusing a 13 year old girl for several years.

According to court documents, Leland Petrey sexually abused a young girl from 2013 to 2017. The abuse started when the girl was 10 years old. The victim told authorities Petrey forced her to have sex several times over a four year period, and threatened her if she told anyone.

According to a criminal complaint, Petrey admitted to forcing the girl to have sex multiple times.

He faces sexual abuse 1st degree, sexual abuse 2nd degree and sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian or other person in position of trust to a child.

Petrey remains in the Southern Regional Jail on a $150,000 bond.


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