Associated Press Published

Student Who Pleaded Guilty of Sexual Assault Arrested


A student who pleaded guilty to forcing a 15-year-old female to have sex with him has been arrested after his bond was revoked.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Bryan Humphreys says the 17-year-old male student at Capital High School was arrested Friday night.

Prosecutors asked a circuit judge to revoke the bond. The reason was unclear because the motion is sealed.

The male was awaiting sentencing for his March 17 guilty plea to first-degree sexual abuse in the Jan. 26 incident.

Since that hearing, the male has hired a new attorney and wants to withdraw the plea.

The Associated Press generally does not identify juvenile suspects.

Capital Principal Clinton Giles retired after he was charged with failing to report the assault. The charge was later dismissed.