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SW Virginia man charged with sexual battery of minor

June 7th, 2013 8:05 am by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

SW Virginia man charged with sexual battery of minor

William Howard Laney

GATE CITY, Va. — A Gate City man accused of sexually assaulting a minor was indicted by a Scott County grand jury Thursday on felony charges.

William Howard Laney, 51, of Gate City, was indicted for aggravated sexual battery of a family member and object sexual penetration by force. 

The object penetration charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, while aggravated sexual battery is punishable by up to 20 years of incarceration.

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