Former deputy arraigned
Former deputy sheriff Bradley Totten pled not guilty this morning to 12 counts of felony sex crimes.ﾠThe former deputy looked straight ahead as Judge James Rowe read the charges against him.
Totten was indicted last month on on three counts sexual assault in the third degree; five counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian; one count sexual abuse in the second degree; one count sexual abuse in the first degree; one count attempted sexual abuse in the first degree; one count intercourse with an incarcerated person by a person who is acting as a deputy sheriff.
Rowe set bond at $50,000.
Totten will be allowed to leave the State of West Virginia to work in Texas and California. He was ordered to have no contact with any of the alleged victims or their families.
He is represented by Michael Callaghan, of Charleston. Special Prosecutor Brian Parsons, of Fayette County, represented the State of West Virginia. Pocahontas County Prosecuting Attorney Donna Meadows-Price was recused from the case last year.