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Man faces assault charges in Berkeley Co.

December 16, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A convicted sex offender was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on charges he committed sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl earlier this fall, according to court and police records.

Tyree Aaron Eldridge, 24, of 807 N. High St., in Martinsburg, was arraigned on two counts of third-degree sexual assault by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, according to court records.

In the new case, the girl described her relationship with Eldridge as a friendship and that they had sex four times, according to a complaint filed by Martinsburg Police Department officer Shanna M. Spiker.

The girl told police that Eldridge did not ask to have sex with her and she did not tell him "no," according to court records.

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The relationship was discovered by the girl's mother, who told police she discovered "text" exchanged between her daughter and Eldridge, according to Spiker's complaint.

Eldridge was convicted of third-degree sexual assault of a teenage female in June 2006, according to the Web-based, West Virginia State Police sex offender registry.

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