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Judge Defers Ruling in Ohio County Sex Abuse Case

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WHEELING -  A Wheeling man facing felony sex abuse charges after he allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a minor appeared in court Tuesday morning in Ohio County.

The defense moved to have all charges against Duane Eckard dismissed after the age of the victim was not listed in the criminal complaint.

Ohio County Magistrate Harry Radcliffe deferred the ruling on the motion and will make his decision within the next 10 days, allowing the prosecutors office to revise and correct the criminal complaint.

Eckard remains in jail on $300,000 bound pending the revision.


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