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Frederick man sentenced on abuse charges in W.Va.

July 30, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Frederick, Md., man was sentenced Thursday to serve four, one- to five-year penitentiary sentences after entering guilty pleas to four counts of first degree sexual abuse involving two girls between 2008 and 2009.

Michael Alan Chipley, 45, who was remanded to Eastern Regional Jail, will be placed on 15 years of supervised release after being completing the penitentiary sentence ordered by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gina M. Groh.

He also is required to register as a sex offender with the West Virginia State Police and restitution could still be awarded.

Groh sided with Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory Jones' arguments for ordering the maximum sentence.

Jones said that the state had evidence that Chipley knew that the girls already had been victims of abuse by others before the defendant touched them inappropriately while they slept.

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Jones also cited an psychological expert's findings that Chipley was at "moderate risk" for committing abusive behavior in the future and Jones added that the victims asked that the defendant receive the maximum penalty possible.

Chipley told the court that he realized he made a mistake, that he was sorry for what he did and hoped to make things right.

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