The man repeatedly denied touching his son inappropriately, according to a complaint filed by Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman Mike Usack.
"When asked why his wife would report what she saw (Dec. 3), (the man) stated he thinks she is seeing another man in (an) attempt to get him out of the house," Usack said in his complaint.
The child's mother told authorities that she saw the boy's head was "directly over" his father's exposed crotch when she got to the couple's bedroom to go to sleep, according to Usack's complaint.
An examination by a forensic registered nurse at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center revealed that the boy had five bruises near or on his buttocks, thighs and back, Usack said in his complaint.
Usack said he learned that the man was arrested for first-degree sexual abuse in July 1995 and the allegation was reduced to a battery charge in magistrate court.
Marijuana cultivation discovered amid domestic dispute
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An estranged Berkeley County couple was arrested early Wednesday after gunshots fired amid an apparent domestic dispute led to a West Virginia State Police investigation of marijuana cultivation.
Edward Czerny Gunneau III, 35, and Ashley Rose Aylestock, 21, of 2640 Butlers Chapel Road, were released from custody after posting respective bonds of $37,500 and $12,500, set by Berkeley County Magistrate Jo Ann Overington, according to court and jail records.
Gunneau was charged by State Police Trooper J.D. Schuessler with cultivation of marijuana, wanton endangerment and domestic battery.
Aylestock was charged with conspiracy to cultivate marijuana and domestic battery by the trooper, according to court records.
Along with four marijuana plants, police removed five firearms from the residence after responding to the home just after midnight, according to Schuessler's complaint against the couple. Schuessler said the marijuana appeared to be grown hydroponically.
Trooper returns to duty after accident
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia State Police trooper was expected to return to work Wednesday after wrecking his police cruiser en route to a reported assault New Year's Day in Morgan County, according to West Virginia State Police First Sgt. E.D. Burnett.
Trooper J.C. McDonald was released from War Memorial Hospital after being treated for minor injuries after the accident at about 8:20 a.m. on W.Va. 9, Burnett said.
McDonald lost control of his cruiser on a patch of black ice. The vehicle spun around and traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree, Burnett said. McDonald suffered a bruise on the back of his head and a contusion under his right eye.
The cruiser was going to be examined to get an estimate on the damage and to determine if it could be repaired, according to Burnett.