BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Two Upshur County men face sexual assault charges over various incidents involving the same teenage girl.
In July 2020, according to a criminal complaint, a girl reported several cases of sexual assault by various men in Buckhannon to a child protection worker in 2019-2020. The CPS agent then contacted the West Virginia State Police.
Describing an incident in May 2019, the girl announced that Buckhannon-based Minter Humphrey, 57, “had sexually assaulted her several times,” according to a criminal complaint.
After coming into contact with Humphrey, the soldiers read him a Miranda statement in which Humphrey admitted to touching the girl inappropriately “about three times,” the soldiers said.
Humphrey also claimed that he and the girl once had sex, but that the girl initiated him, soldiers said.
In a separate incident reported in the July 2020 disclosure, the teen stated, according to a criminal complaint, that “she was forced to have intercourse” with Matthew Bean, 23, of Buckhannon.
The girl told soldiers that the incident occurred in a Kroger parking lot in May 2020. On July 16, the soldiers contacted Bean and received a taped statement after Miranda, police said.
Bean admitted having intercourse with the teen, but said he stopped contact with the girl “a few months” prior to the CPS interview and that “it was not rape,” according to the complaint.
Humphrey and Bean were charged with sexual assault. You will be held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, with a bail of $ 50,000 for each set.