POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A July 23 trial date remains for former Mason County school principal Cameron Moffett. A pretrial hearing took place Monday in Point Pleasant but there were no pretrial issues from the defense or prosecution.
Moffett was indicted in May on a charge of felony child abuse. The charges stem from a March 21, 2012 incident in which Moffett, who was at that time the principal at Point Pleasant Intermediate School, forcibly removed student Zach Plants from the bus. He was 11-years-old at the time. Moffett still works for the court system.
Mason County Circuit Judge David Nibert did say Monday he has some additional criminal trials scheduled for the same week in July and they may take precedent over Moffett’s case. Moffett remains free on bond.
Moffett has already waived his right to a jury trial. Nibert will oversee a bench trial.