Elkins man accused of showing porn to children

ELKINS – An Elkins man is being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond after being arrested for allegedly showing pornographic material to young children,

Matthew James Hoskinson, 22, was arraigned on one felony count of distribution and display of obscene material to minors Friday in Randolph County Magistrate Court by Chief Magistrate Ben Shepler.

According to the criminal complaint, Elkins Police Department Patrolman A.T. Lantz received a walk-in complaint that referenced an adult exhibiting explicit and obscene material to minors. The female complainant advised that her four children, ages 3 to 8, told her Hoskinson had showed them obscene material on several occasions while he was watching the kids for her.

The mother provided a written statement that her children had “come to her and said when Matthew Hoskinson watched them, he showed them his private parts, (and) dirty pictures of women and videos on the Play Station of naked women,” according to the criminal complaint.

The officer contacted Child Protective Services and the Randolph/Tucker Child Advocacy Center, where director Lydia Johnson conducted forensic interviews with all the children while the officer observed and listened from an adjacent room.

During one of the interviews, the 5-year-old child stated that Hoskinson had “dirty pictures” of a woman, later identified as his girlfriend, on his phone and also stated that she was naked. The child also said that Hoskinson “took out his private parts.” Later, during the interview, the child was able to pick out the proper body parts on a chart and identify the parts of the girlfriend’s body seen in the pictures.

During interviews with two of the other children, the oldest child, 8, said that Hoskinson “showed him dirty pictures on Matt’s (Hoskinson) phone.” The other child, 6, said that Hoskinson “showed him a movie in the living room” featuring a sexual act.

The oldest child added during the interview that while Hoskinson watched them at their apartment he “made them drink beer and then told him what it was.” He also said that while playing a game at Hoskinson’s apartment Hoskinson “pulled down his pants, showing him his private parts.”

Also in Randolph County Magistrate Court:

  • Branden D. McBee, 20, was arraigned on one felony count of burglary (night time) May 27 in Randolph County Magistrate Court by Magistrate Mike Riggleman, who set bond at $50,000 cash only.

McBee was arrested after the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department responded on May 26 to a Reed Street residence in Elkins where McBee and an alleged female victim had “gotten into a physical argument over cell phones in which the victim’s phone was destroyed,” according to the criminal complaint.

The woman was able to get McBee out of the residence and onto the porch then locked the door. McBee then attempted to kick the door in before he went to the rear of the residence, climbed through the kitchen window and “grabbed the alleged victim and pushed her against the wall,” the complaint states.

A man at the residence grabbed McBee and was put in a headlock. The woman then grabbed McBee and he “pushed her into the kitchen window and broke it.” The man then “hit McBee in the back with a flat pan, then McBee punched him in the nose and busted it four or five times before the alleged victim could call 911.” At that point McBee left the residence, according to the complaint.

Deputies arrived at the scene and took statements. The woman later advised police that after McBee had left she put a chair under the doorknob so that McBee could not get back into the residence. She said McBee did return and kicked the door until he was able to get in. McBee then “grabbed the victim’s wash cloth and smacked the victim in the face with it and threatened to come back and kill her,” the complaint states.

The woman was able to get McBee out of the residence again, but McBee kicked the door in once again causing an injury to the woman’s foot, according to the complaint.

Deputies were once again dispatched to the residence, where a deputy observed “a male subject attempting to get into the residence again.” The deputy initiated a foot pursuit but McBee was able to get away, according to the criminal complaint.

  • Billy Lee Isenhart, 29, of Elkins, was arraigned Saturday on one count of failure to register as a sex offender, stemming from April 2012 charges of second and third degree sexual assault, both felonies.

After being released from Tygart Valley Regional Jail on May 1, Isenhart failed to register as a sex offender within three days, which is stated on a WVS 270 form, which Isenhart had signed upon his release. Isenhart is currently housed at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.