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Ritchie County man found guilty

The Free Press WV

A Richie County man from Pullman man was found guilty of 14 sex crimes by a jury in Ritchie County Court.

Benny Workman, age 43, was found guilty of six counts of second-degree sexual assault, seven counts of sexual abuse by a custodian and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

Workman sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on five, separate occasions between June and July 2016.

The 14-year-old girl also told West Virginia State Police that another girl was sexually assaulted at one of the same times that she was.

The 14-year-old girl was staying the night with a friend when the assault occurred, police said.

Workman will be sentenced at a later date.

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