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Sexual assault may figure in W.Va. sheriff's death

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By The Associated Press
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A sexual assault investigation that occurred more than a decade ago could be part of the prosecution's evidence in the slaying of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum.

West Virginia State Police investigated allegations that Crum sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in 2001 when he was Delbarton's police chief. A 2002 state police report on the investigation concluded that the sex was consensual. No charges were filed, according to the Sunday Gazette-Mail, which obtained the report.

The report is included on a list of potential evidence filed by Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks in July, the newspaper reported.

Other potential evidence includes the mental health records of Tennis Maynard, who is charged in state court with murder, attempted first-degree murder and fleeing. He also faces federal firearms charges.

Maynard is accused of fatally shooting Crum in April in downtown Williamson as the sheriff ate lunch in his police cruiser.

His trial is set for Oct. 21.

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