A former Tygart Valley Regional Jail guard is accused of having sexual contact with a female inmate.
State Trooper C.E. Elliott in Elkins says in a criminal complaint that guard Buddy Lee Leary faces felony charges stemming from the alleged incident at the jail in Belington on Dec. 4.
Elliott says the victim told him she waited two months to report the incident out of fear of repercussions.
The Inter-Mountain ports the 41-year-old Leary of Elkins was arrested in February and waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. He is free on bond.