Braxton Citizens' News

Richwood man charged with sexual abuse/assault

Senior Trooper C.D. Harper of the Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded to a complaint on January 4 in Sutton that ultimately led to the arrest of a Richwood man on charges that he allegedly sexually abused and assaulted a female juvenile.

The officer’s investigation included an interview of a woman who stated that she had discovered the accused in the shower with her six-year-old daughter at her home in Sutton. After interviewing the subject and viewing video questioning of the juvenile, Trooper Harper arrested Isaas Lane Crews, 24, originally of Richwood.

Crews was charged with Sexual Abuse by a Parent or Guardian and Sexual Assault in the First Degree. He was arraigned before Braxton County Magistrate David Singleton where his bond was set at $30,000 cash only. Crews is currently lodged in the Central Regional Jail awaiting additional court appearances. If convicted of both charges he faces 10 to 35 years in prison.