$200K cash bond set for man on sex assault charges


ELKINS — A $200,000 cash bond has been set for a man accused of sexually assaulting an elementary school-age girl.

Clyde Henry Huffman, 66, has been charged with first degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a parent or guardian. He is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail. Bond was set by Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler.

According to the criminal complaint, filed by Cpl. S.D. Kyle of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, officers spoke to a woman on March 26 who said her 10-year-old daughter told her that day that Huffman had sexually assaulted her “approximately three-four years ago.”

The girl said Huffman had taken her to his residence after a family dinner and then took her upstairs to his bedroom, the complaint states. Huffman allegedly removed the girl’s clothes and then his, and then sexually assaulted her. She also described a similar situation that occurred approximately one year later.

On April 5, Kyle attended an interview with the alleged victim hosted by the Randolph County CAC, according to the police report. During the interview she described Huffman allegedly sexually assaulting her, saying he was “hurting her” and that he “stopped due to her screaming.” She said he sexually assaulted her on at least three different occasions.

She also said that once Huffman “made her perform oral sex on him,” and that on at least two occasions Huffman “made her watch porn,” the complaint states.

She added that Huffman told her “not to tell anyone about the above incidents, and if she did he would kill her,” according to the complaint.

On Wednesday afternoon, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office officers executed two felony arrest warrants on Huffman “with no incident,” the report states.

In the criminal complaint, Kyle writes that his investigation revealed that Huffman is not related to the alleged victim.


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