Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Police: Child Sexually Assaulted by Fairmont Man

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Police: Child Sexually Assaulted by Fairmont Man

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A 20-year-old Fairmont man has sexually assaulted a child, police say.

Brandon Wayne Coe was arrested Monday and charged with first- degree sexual abuse, according to a criminal complaint filed in Marion County Magistrate Court. Ronny Coe, a Fairmont Police Department auxiliary officer and Brandon's father, is charged with failure to report child abuse.

The alleged victim's family reported the abuse while the child was in Ohio, the complaint states.

When police in Marion County investigated, they found the alleged victim's mother and the mother's boyfriend had known about the incident but had not reported it, according to the complaint.

They also told police that Ronny Coe told them not to report the incident because they would be "wasting their time, the complaint states.

Brandon Coe also allegedly blamed the elementary-school age relative, as abusers regularly do, according to victims' advocates. …

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