Hurricane man found not guilty of sex abuse charges
HURRICANE, W.Va. -- Prosecutors say a jury found a Hurricane man not guilty of first-degree sexual abuse Wednesday in Putnam County Circuit Court.The jury deliberated for more than five hours and also found Roger G. Doneff II, 37, not guilty of sexual abuse by a guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust. He was also found not guilty of use of obscene material with the intent to seduce a minor.
The girl, now 12, testified during the three-day trial, which began Monday in Winfield. She told police in 2011 that Doneff started abusing her when she was 6, according to court documents.Doneff's charges stemmed from a juvenile abuse and neglect case and were sent to a grand jury without a preliminary hearing, according to court documents.