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Weirton man sentenced to 40-80 years behind bars

September 30, 2010
From staff reports

NEW CUMBERLAND - A Weirton man has been convicted on four counts of sexual abuse by a custodian, according to Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney James Davis.

Robert James Flynt, 24, of 134 Stroud Ave. in Weirton, was found guilty of the charges in 1st Judicial Circuit Court in New Cumberland on Wednesday. He has been sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Martin Gaughan to between 40 and 80 years in jail.

The charges stemmed from multiple incidents between 2004 and 2006 when Flynt was reported to have had sexual contact with a boy for whom he was serving as custodian.

The boy was between 10 and 13 years old at the time, according to Davis.

Flynt was remanded into the custody of the Department of Corrections immediately following his sentencing.

He will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The case was investigated by Deputy Matthew Harvey of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department and prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor David F. Cross.

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