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Man gets prison time on assault charges

October 05, 2006|by MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 24-year-old Bunker Hill, W.Va., man will serve at least four years in prison after entering guilty pleas in circuit court to four counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving two women in October 2004, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said.

Michael Jon Spiker, of 450 Willis Drive, was sentenced by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes to serve consecutive, one- to five-year sentences and will be placed on 25 years of supervised probation upon his release from prison, Games-Neely said.

For the remaining years of his life, Spiker will be listed on the West Virginia State Police registry for sex offenders, Games-Neely said.

The victims were 19 years old and 21 years old at the time of the assaults, which happened after they had "passed out" after consuming alcohol and Spiker was not considered a "frightening person" to the women, she said.

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"There's a difference between drunk sex and being incapacitated," Games-Neely said.

One of the victims told police she was attacked on Halloween night after deciding to go to sleep in the guest bedroom of a friend's house after an evening of drinking, playing cards and playing billiards, court records show.

"... A short time later, the victim stated she woke up and (Spiker) was in the bed with her ..." the investigating West Virginia State Police trooper stated in a complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on Dec. 20, 2004, when Spiker was charged.

Spiker initially was charged with second offense sexual assault and was indicted in May 2005, records show.

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