Judge Delays Final Acceptance Of Plea Deal For Sexual Assault Case

By Bobby Bordelon

An indictment for sexual assault expecting to go to trial reached a preliminary deal for a plea on Thursday, December 6, but final acceptance of sentence, consisting of probation, and the no contest plea has been delayed by the judge.

Wilburn Lawrence Baldwin Jr. was indicted on one count of felony sexual assault in the third degree in February. According to the prosecutor's office during Thursday's hearing, nearly 30 years ago Baldwin allegedly initialed sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl, his minor by 15 years. Baldwin was 29 when the incident reportedly occurred.

Read more in the Friday, December 7, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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