Update: Mercer County deputies arrest man for inappropriately touching 7-year-old girl


UPDATE: 11/14/19 AT 3:00 p.m. A Priceton man is facing more charges after being arrested for sexual abuse.

Earl Newton Dodd is arraigned on Sexual Abuse of the first degree, Sexual Assault in the First Degree for a Child under the age of 12, and Sexual Abuse by a parent, guardian, and custodian. His new bond is set at $50,000 cash only. Dodd remains in the Southern Regional Jail.

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — A Princeton man is charged with first degree sexual abuse for reportedly inappropriately touching an underage girl.

On Nov. 8, 2019, detectives with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department interviewed the victim, a 7-year-old girl, at Child Protect of Mercer County. According to court documents, she told detectives 35-year-old Earl Dodd inappropriately touched her while staying over at his home in Princeton. He allegedly told the victim not to tell her mother.

Dodd is facing a felony charge of first degree sexual abuse. He is currently in the Southern Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

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