MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 79-year-old man was arraigned on 10 felony counts of incest on Wednesday after police said he admitted to several sexual encounters with his 27-year-old granddaughter, who he claimed was blackmailing him, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show.
The Herald-Mail does not identify those accused of such crimes in the interest of protecting the victim.
West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Walker said in his complaint that the allegations surfaced Tuesday. The alleged encounters happened between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2007, Walker said.
On Tuesday morning, the grandfather went to the state police's Martinsburg Detachment off Edwin Miller Boulevard to file a credit card fraud complaint and told Walker that he suspected his granddaughter had initiated several transactions.
When questioned about the allegations, the granddaughter told Walker she was given authority to use the card to purchase crack cocaine for the two of them, Walker wrote in the complaint.