Weirton man charged with abuse of a 2-year-old girl

WEIRTON – A 19-year-old Weirton man charged with sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl has been released from the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville after posting bond.

Tyler Graham, 309 Elizabeth Drive, was charged by Weirton police Tuesday with raping the toddler.

Police said the child’s mother had taken her daughter to the pediatrician for help with what she thought was a case of diaper rash. The pediatrician, however, examined the child and referred her to a gynecologist.

The mother took her daughter to Weirton Medical Center, and personnel there notified police of the suspected sexual abuse.

The toddler had contracted a sexually transmitted disease and required surgery, authorities said.

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