Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 18, 2014

State police arrest Raleigh man on 8 sex crime counts

LESTER — The West Virginia State Police arrested a Raleigh County man on four counts each of sexual assault and sexual abuse, according to Trooper First Class J.M. Ellison of the State Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Brian Keith Halsey, 49, of Lester, was arrested earlier this month on four counts of sexual assault in the first degree and four counts of sexual abuse of a minor by a person of trust, according to Ellison.

“Mr. Halsey is in custody at the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver,” Ellison said.

Ellison reminded the public that young victims of sex crimes can contact the West Virginia State Police and report crimes to the State Police Crimes Against Children Unit in Mercer or Raleigh county, or the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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