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Farmington (West Virginia) intercourse offender has probation revoked in Harrison County, headed to jail for 2-10 | WV Information

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) – A 29-year-old Farmington man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for numerous parole violations.

Harrison Circuit judge James A. Matish sentenced Charles Burgess Phillips to 2 to 10 years’ imprisonment after assistant prosecutor Andrea Roberts gave detailed testimony to probation officer Anthony Sorbin. Phillips receives a credit note for 236 days prior to delivery.

Roberts applied for the sentence imposed. Assistant attorney Eric Householder called for a prison sentence followed by Burgess’ return on parole in his last county trial.

The “numerous, significant” violations required jail, Matish decided.

Phillips was paroled for 5 years on December 16, but had violations within days.

By January 7th – when he was jailed by Sorbine – Phillips reportedly had:

  • Violated his sex registry requirements by not reporting a new phone number to the state police. Cpl. MM Link has said he plans to charge Phillips for this, Sorbin told the court.
  • Admitted to selling Xanax and admitted to using methamphetamine.
  • Song to Sorbin for removing internet access from his cell phone.
  • Watched pornography on his cell phone.
  • Connected to a criminal.
  • Granted, he was in a relationship with a woman who has three children under the age of 18.
  • I have never seen a doctor start medical treatment to lower their sex drive.
  • Not shown for his second grade sex offender treatment program and not pre-notified to Sorbin or the program coordinator that he would not be there.
  • Obsessed drug paraphernalia on two separate occasions.

Phillips was on a case brought up by Lt. Gary Weaver, the Bridgeport police officer who had been investigated, was given parole.

Between September 3 and 5, 2019, Phillips communicated with someone he believed was a 15-year-old girl, sent her a lewd photo of himself, and then set up a meeting in Bridgeport, according to prior statements in court.

Upon his arrival, the defendant soon discovered that the “girl” was Weaver, according to previous statements in court.

“Charles stated that his intention was to have sex with the woman,” Weaver previously claimed.

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