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Martinsburg man faces sexual assault, abuse charges

May 04, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 40-year-old Martinsburg man is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in a parking lot near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center hospital in Berkeley County, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Robert Edward Fleming of 540 S. Church St., Apt. 2, was in Eastern Regional Jail on Monday on a $50,000 cash bond set by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, court records show.

Fleming was charged with second-degree sexual assault and first-degree sexual abuse by West Virginia State Police and Martinsburg Police Department officers.

Fleming is accused of committing the sexual acts on Jan. 1, 2010, while the girl was intoxicated and incapacitated, according to complaints filed with the court by State Police Sgt. D.E. Boober and Martinsburg Police Detective S.F. Doyle.

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The sexual abuse allegedly happened at 22 Wilson St., where the victim had attended a New Year's Eve party, according to court records.

The assault is alleged to have happened in Fleming's van near the hospital, according to court records.

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