UPDATE: Oak Hill man sentenced to prison on sex abuse charge

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FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — 3/16/2021 8:53 a.m. UPDATE: A Fayette County man is sentenced to prison for sex crimes involving an underage girl.

According to Fayette County Assistant Prosecutor Sarah Smith, Johnny McKinney, 64, of Oak Hill, was sentenced Monday, March 15, 2021 on one count of First Degree Sexual Abuse. He is serving one to five years in Southern Regional Jail.

During the investigation, the victim told Fayette County deputies McKinney inappropriately touched and performed sexual acts on her multiple times while she was in his care.

Following his prison sentence, McKinney will serve 20 years of supervised release, according to Smith.


FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — 11/19/2020 10:53 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: A hearing held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 will send an Oak Hill man to prison. Johnny E. McKinney, 65, of Oak Hill pleaded guilty to First Degree Sexual Abuse.

McKinney admitted to abusing a child in February 2019. The investigation into the crime began in January 2020.

McKinney faces one to five years in prison for the crime and up to 50 years of intensive supervision. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He will be sentenced on Jan. 11, 2021 in front of Judge Thomas Ewing.

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