FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Oak Hill man was sentenced to prison on Monday for Felony sex crimes after being found guilty during a two-day jury trial in October.
Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Cilibert Jr reports that on February 5, 2021, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department conducted an interview with a female who disclosed that the defendant in the case, Chad M. Eldredge – age 37 of Oak Hill – had sexually assaulted her when she was a juvenile.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau open an investigation into Eldredge in response to this disclosure, with a determination by authorities ultimately being made that Eldredge had indeed sexually assaulted the juvenile on a number of occasions.
Eldredge was found guilty of Second-Degree Sexual Assault – a Felony offense – at the conclusion of a two-day trial on October 19, 2022.
Chief Circuit Judge Paul M. Blake Jr. sentenced Eldredge to no less than ten and no more than twenty-five years in prison for the felony crime of Second-Degree Sexual Assault on January 23, 2022. Eldredge will be required to serve a minimum of ten years in prison before potentially becoming eligible for parole and will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.
Furthermore, the defendant will be subject to thirty years of extended supervised release upon his eventual release from prison.
This case was investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau and was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sarah F. Smith.
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