Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 16, 2013

Mercer woman visits children, violates bond

PRINCETON — A Mercer County woman facing multiple sexual abuse and child pornography charges is back in jail after violating the terms of her bond by visiting minors without supervision.

Kimberly Ann Cox, 37, of Nemours was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver Monday after Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler ruled she had violated her bond.

According to a spokesperson with the Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the prosecuting attorney moved to have the woman’s bond revoked after it was revealed Cox had made unsupervised contact with several minors while out on bond.

Due to the nature and age of the children involved in Cox’s case, the spokesperson declined to release any additional information about the minors Cox visited. Cox had been previously released from the Southern Regional Jail on a $200,000 bond when the visitation occurred.

During the hearing Monday, Cox’s court date was also moved to Sept. 10, the spokesperson said.

Cox was indicted in June on seven felony charges including first-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual abuse, use of a minor in filming sexually explicit images by a custodian, sending or distributing sexually explicit materials by a custodian, depicting a child engaging in sexually explicit conduct, possession of material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and sexual abuse by a parent or custodian.

Cox was originally charged with 10 counts of use of a minor in filming sexually explicit conduct when she was initially arrested in July 2012.

— Contact Kate Coil at kcoil@bdtonline.com

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