Nicholas County Man Arrested on 50 Sex-Related Charges

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

NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Nicholas County man has been arrested and charged with 50 sex-related counts.

Richard Lloyd Thomas III, 34, of Canvas, was booked into the Central Regional Jail on Thursday, Jan. 9.

The Nicholas County Sheriff's Office says he is charged with 25 counts of 2nd degree sexual assault and 25 counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

Investigators say the 15-year-old female victim told them she was abused for the past two years.

Thomas is being held on a $1 million bond.

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