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Morgantown man arrested on sex-related charges following months long investigation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Troopers have arrested a Morgantown man on various sex-related charges following an eight-month long investigation.

James Daniel Stieringer

State police tell MetroNews James Daniel Stieringer, 41, was taken into custody Friday at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Troopers allege he sexually assaulted and abused a stepchild and a niece over a several year period.

Stieringer is charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, First Degree Sexual Abuse and two counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

Troopers said Stieringer fled to Pennsylvania to avoid arrest. U.S. Marshals found him in Carmichaels, Pa. earlier this week. He injured himself in a suicide attempt. He was treated at Ruby and released into the custody of troopers Friday.

Stieringer is lodged in the North Central Regional Jail. A preliminary hearing will now be scheduled.

Troopers from the state police’s Morgantown detachment have been investigating the case.

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