Calhoun County man faces multiple sex abuse charges

GRANTSVILLE — A Calhoun County man was charged this week with 12 counts related to the alleged sexual abuse of a young family member.

Frederick Junior Tanner, 59, of 609 Hathaway St., Grantsville, was arrested by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday and charged with four counts each of incest; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian; and first-degree sexual assault. He is being held on a $230,000 cash bond at the Central Regional Jail in Braxton County.

According to criminal complaints filed in Calhoun County Magistrate Court, a deputy interviewed Tanner on Tuesday after allegations of abuse were disclosed by a medical professional. The complaints say Tanner admitted to multiple acts of sexual abuse against the same child, who is under the age of 10, in November and January.

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