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Sick: West Virginia Man Convicted Of Incest With Three-Year-Old Daughter

(Bluefield, WV) – A 26-year old man from West Virginia has been convicted of incest with his 3-year-old daughter.

The sickening case of Henry Vincent Bennett unfolded in a Bluefield, West Virginia courtroom but started back in February when he was first arrested for sexually assaulting his daughter.

Reportedly, back then, the 3-year-old told family members that she was being sexually abused.  Subsequently, she told state child safety workers that her father had put his ‘butt’ on her ‘butt’.  The little girl made a penis out of play-doh and said it was her father’s ‘butt’.5c11965e9984c.image A string of disturbing lies followed after the father was questioned by authorities.  He initially denied any wrongdoing but then quickly asserted that he had in fact, mistakenly, had contact with the girl.  Bennett claimed he sexually assaulted his daughter on two occasions.  One, in which he claims he used a sex toy and another incident where he said the little girl performed oral sex on him.

Even more shocking, Bennett said he mistook his 30lb daughter for his 185lb wife. With the first act, he said he ‘accidentally’ placed the sex toy inside the girls’ buttocks. And the oral sex incident supposedly happened when he was wife performing oral sex on him and got up to use the bathroom.  Bennett stated that while his wife was in the restroom, his daughter walked into the room and started performing oral sex on him before he realized it wasn’t his 24-year-old wife April who was also arrested.

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Bennett would later try to say that his confession wasn’t true and that he was pressured by police to make the story up.  He said authorities told him he could go home if he confessed. But during his tearful testimony, Bennett confirmed the confession was true when the prosecutor was grilling him about how he could mistake his tiny daughter for his adult sized wife. Bennett told the courtroom, “I was laying on my back.  I thought it was April and when I rolled over the girl yelled.”

It jurors just 30 minutes to convict Bennett on two counts each of first degree sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent and incest. His wife April copped a deal that pleading guilty to child neglect. April is free on bail awaiting sentencing scheduled for next month.

Henry Vincent Bennett is in the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver, WV.  He could face 80-270 years in prison.

West Virginia Searchers Look For Group Missing In Mine

(Charleston, WV-AP) — The search continues for three people believed to be inside an abandoned West Virginia coal mine. Four people were initially reported missing near the mine in Clear Creek about 50 miles southeast of Charleston on Saturday.

One person was found on Monday and gave authorities information about where the others might be. The person who was found told searchers that the other three were still alive when he last saw them. The company that owns the mine said the mine was sealed and inactive when the group illegally entered it.

Reports: Whitey Bulger Murdered

(Hazelton, WV-AP) — Multiple reports say Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was murdered in a West Virginia prison. Prison workers say two fellow inmates killed mob boss and former FBI informant Bulger after he was transferred to USP Hazelton, a high-security prison.

The inmates may have been affiliated with the mob. Bulger was on FBI’s Most Wanted List for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica, California. The 89-year-old mobster was just moved from a prison in Florida to a transfer facility in Oklahoma City.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Eggs Grows

(SL) –  A salmonella outbreak linked to eggs is getting worse. Federal health officials report that 35 people in multiple states are ill. The CDC announced that at least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but so far, nobody has died.

The number of salmonella cases is a dozen more since the first recall notice was issued a month ago. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms whose infected eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 207 million eggs were recalled from the outbreak.

WV Teachers’ Strike To Continue

(Charleston, WV) – The West Virginia teachers’ strike looks like it will continue Monday after the state Senate decreased a teacher raise from five percent to four percent. The teachers’ union had reached an agreement earlier for a five percent raise with Republican Governor Jim Justice.

The senate instead approved a four percent raise Saturday. The president of the West Virginia Education Association said the Senate broke the agreement and as of now, schools will remain closed Monday.

The union called for teachers to return to the state capitol.