Cross Lanes man arrested after alleged rape of 4-year-old girl

By Staff reports
Willard “Benny” Holley Jr.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Cross Lanes man faces charges a sexual assault charge in an incident involving a 4-year-old girl.

Kanawha County deputies were dispatched to a home in Cross Lanes Wednesday, after receiving reports of the assault. Willard “Benny” Moses Holley, Jr., 61, was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Holley was arrested, booked and arraigned, according to the release, but was unable to post the $150,000 bond set in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

He was being held Thursday at South Central Regional Jail.

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