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Berkeley Co. man accused of having sex with teen is charged with third-degree sex assault

July 28, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A  Berkeley County man who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl earlier this month was arraigned Tuesday on one count of third-degree sexual assault, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents.

Lane Eugene Roop, 23, is accused of having intercourse with the girl three times while she was staying at a friend's residence, according to court documents.

West Virginia State Police Trooper F.H. Edwards found "intimate" mobile phone text communications between the girl and Roop that referred to alleged incidents in the swimming pool and sunroom, according to court documents.

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