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Beckley man charged with sex assault against pre-teenage cousin

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Joshua Belcher is charged with First Degree Sexual Assault against his teenage cousin. Joshua Belcher is charged with First Degree Sexual Assault against his teenage cousin.

 A young boy's grandmother witnesses a case of sexual assault and reported it to police.  Joshua Nelson Belcher, 26 of Beckley was arrested on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  He is charged with First Degree Sexual Assault.  He had his preliminary hearing on Friday, Aug. 1 in front of Magistrate Tomi Peck.

According to the criminal complaint, Belcher was caught performing oral sex on his 12-year-old male cousin.  The incident happened on July 16 and was allegedly witnessed by the boys grandmother.

Belcher is being held in the Southern Regional Jail.  His bond is set at $250,000.