UPDATE: Summers County Volunteer Firefighter waives hearing on child porn charges

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. UPDATE: HINTON, WV (WVNS) — A former firefighter accused in a child porn scandal waived his preliminary hearing in a Summers County courtroom.

Robert Bennett Jr. appeared in magistrate court on Wednesday to face charges of sexual assault and sexual abuse, as well as possession of child pornography. His case will now head to the grand jury.

Bennett was a volunteer firefighter for the Summers County Fire Department at the time of his arrest.

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