Nicholas man charged in sexual abuse of girl, 15


CANVAS, W.Va. -- Police in Nicholas County say a man sexually abused a 15-year-old girl dozens of times since December 2011.Richard Lloyd Thomas III, 34, of Canvas, was charged with 25 counts of second-degree sexual assault and 25 counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian on Tuesday.The girl told a forensic interviewer that Thomas sexually abused her dozens of times from December 2011 to December 2013, according to a news release from Nicholas County Sheriff David Hopkins.Thomas was being held Tuesday in Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $1 million bail.
   
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