Photo courtesy Pocahontas Times
Former Pocahontas County Deputy Bradley Totten, center, was taken away in handcuffs when he was charged last year.

MARLINTON, W.Va. — A former Pocahontas County sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison last November will ask a judge Friday to reconsider his sentence.

A hearing is scheduled for 10:45 in Marlinton in the case of Bradley Totten.

Totten, of Hillsboro, was indicted twice on a total of 66 counts claiming that from 1995 to 2010 he would arrest women and teenagers and then force them to have sex with him. There were believed to have been at least 20 victims. Totten eventually pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual abuse involving a 17-year-old girl. There were multiple assaults of the same victim.

“You’re going to start serving time today,” Pocahontas County Circuit Judge Jim Rowe told Totten during his sentencing last Nov. 8.

Under his original sentence, Totten would have to serve at least 10 years before there’s a chance for parole.

Judge Rowe will preside over Friday’s hearing.

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Comments

  • wvtd7

    i wonder just how many of the police in wv are corrupt? 50/50 at the least? the days of "protect and serve" are over and long gone. now it is "rough up and serve yourself.

  • xenubarb

    How about a compromise, his sentence is cut to five years, only he has do do them in general population?

    Those guys love rapist cops. Well, they love anyone who they can pin down, but especially cops, and especially child raping cops.

  • mook

    Why is it when scumbags get caught they ask, thats to much time to serve. Can you reduce the sentence I won't do it again, I swear!!! Can I have my job back after I serve my time? It works in Clarksburg.

  • theallseeingmaster

    How many other sexual predators are wearing badges? Many more than any of us can imagine. This guy was (finally) caught. Serve every day, pal, you are a dangerous menace to every female you come into contact with.

  • No Reduction

    It's a no brainer. No reduction in the sentence!

  • longbears

    All to common for law enforcement to be engaged in this type of activity while on the job. It should be immediate termination and prosecution!

    • Mark

      Although I agree totally about the need for dismissal, prosecution, and incarceration if found guilty by a court of law, I do not agree with your "All to (sic) common..."comment. A vast majority of law enforcement officers are dedicated to serving and protecting those they are sworn to do so.

      • Normajeana

        Mark, how many corrupt, rapist cops do you need to have for these to be 'all too common'? Between raping children, women at traffic stops, sex workers, cops also beat/ abuse and kill their own families at an alarming rate. There is more domestic violence within law enforcement families than in the general population (do a good search for 40% domestic violence within law enforcement families). And when it comes to drugs, cops steal/ sell/ use/ traffick and of course plant drugs - and lie in their reports and in court,thanks to the war on drugs. (look up 'reportalying and testifying') That said, there ARE good cops- but because juries so frequently 'excuse' the criminal behavior of bad cops, good cops end up either leaving or joining their colleagues. policeprostitutionandpolitics .com for a list of pedophile rapist cops.

        • Normajeana

          darn auto correct- that should be "do a google search" not a good search….

  • Randy

    I hope they reconsider too. 10 to 20? A 20 yr old could get that for consensual sex with a 16 yr old. This is multiple, multiple rapes by a person of authority. Child sex crimes involving guardians or persons of authority are prosecuted more severely because of the abuse of trust/power. This guy deserves a penalty as severe as any that has ever been given in this state.

    • reduce

      Once sentenced, the sentence can NOT be enhanced, only reduced, and that is the subject of Friday's hearing.

  • Fentanyl Bomb

    Abuse of power in its most distilled and primal form.

    Hope he stays inside. We don't need him.

    • Jake

      I was hoping that he never comes out, even in a box.