UPDATE: Mercer County man found not guilty on sexual assault, abuse charges involving minor

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — July 14, 2021 at 4:03 p.m. UPDATE: A Mercer County man was found not guilty on sexual assault and abuse charges.

Robert Hurst II was arrested in March 2020 on charges of first degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a parent/guardian. These charges involved a minor under the age of 12 who testified during trial.

After the two day trial, jurors found Hurst not guilty of all charges.


PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — March 16, 2020 at 11:29 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: A man is facing sexual assault and abuse charges for crimes allegedly involving a minor in Mercer County.

Mercer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert A. Hurst II, 31, on Monday, March 9, 2020 on first degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a guardian/custodian. The crimes reportedly involved a minor under the age of 12.

Deputies are not releasing further information since the investigation is ongoing.

Hurst II is in jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

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