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NEW INFO: Putnam County Man Charged with Abuse, Incest

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/15/11 @ 3:10 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Putnam County is accused of spitting on and beating a family member. But, now he is facing even more disturbing charges tonight.

Deputies say Michael Crist was charged with five counts of sexual abuse, five counts of incest and five counts of sexual assault Monday.

Police say Crist began having sex with a female relative when she was just 11-years-old.

The abuse has allegedly gone on for three years.

In fact, the victim told police that Crist made her have sex with him five times back on August 4.

Crist is already in jail on domestic battery charges.

He is accused of spitting in the girl's face and beating her.

She was able to get away and call for help at a neighbor's house.

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ORIGINAL STORY 8/9/11
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A father from Putnam County is in jail -- accused of attacking a female family member.

According to the criminal complaint, the family member told deputies Crist yelled at her, then spit snuff in her face.

He was arrested on Saturday.

Crist is also accused of hitting her with a closed fist when she laid down on the ground.

The female was able to get away and call for help from a neighbors house.

Crist is currently being held in the Western Regional Jail on domestic battery charges


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