Man Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Sexual Battery Incident

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

ATHENS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An Athens County man pleaded not guilty to sexual battery in connection with a patient under his care at an assisted living facility, according to information from Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn's office.

Travis Kierns, 21, of Millfield, Ohio, appeared Monday before Judge L. Alan Goldsberry and entered the not guilty plea.

Kierns' bond was set at $15,000.

A jury trial has been set for Jan. 28, 2014.

Blackburn said Kierns is charged in connection with an alleged incident at Echoing Meadows with a 22-year-old victim.

The case was investigated by the Athens Police Department.

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