|A man has been charged after allegedly having sex with a teenage girl as repayment for homework assistance in Glenville, troopers said.|
On Apr. 3, troopers with the Glenville detachment of the West Virginia State Police spoke with a woman who advised that a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted, according to a criminal complaint.
After that, troopers spoke with the victim and received an audio statement where she disclosed that John Lunsford, 37, of Glenville, âhad sex with her on three different occasions and that [she] was afraid of Lunsford,â troopers said.
During that time, Lunsford âhelped her with homework and made the victim repay him,â with sexual acts, according to the complaint.
On Apr. 5, troopers interviewed Lunsford who âdenied having any sexual interactions with the victim,â and that âhe would help the victim with homework but would not make her repay him,â troopers said.
On Apr. 9, troopers conducted a forensic interview with the female juvenile, during which time she stated that Lunsford told her she âdid not have to worry about getting pregnant because he was fixed,â according to the complaint.
On Apr. 16, troopers again spoke with the juvenile, who stated that Lunsford âshowed her several pornographic images on his cellphone,â troopers said
On May 7, troopers spoke to Lunsford in reference to the victimâs comment âstating he was fixed,â to which Lunsford stated that âhe twisted his testicle and had to have one removedâ and because of that, âhe is unable to have kids,â according to the complaint.
Troopers said that they made several attempts to have Lunsford take a polygraph test, however Lunsford âwas evasive in taking the polygraph.â
Lunsford has been charged with sexual abuse by parent or guardian, use of persons in debt/bondage, three counts of third-degree sexual assault and three counts of second-degree sexual assault. He is being held in Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bond.