Totten remanded to jail
Facing trial for nearly 60 counts of sexual misconduct, former Pocahontas County deputy Brad Totten is also facing jail.
Totten was arraigned on 47 counts on Friday including 22 counts of sexual assault in the third, 22 sexual abuse by a custodian, one count sexual abuse in the first degree, one count sexual assault in the second degree and one count sexual intercourse with an incarcerated person.
Judge James Rowe granted Special Prosecuting Attorney Brian Parsons' motion that Totten be remanded to the Tygarts Valley Jail immediately.
"The serial nature of this—[it] appears to me there's a good concern," Rowe said. Rowe said he was also concerned with public safety.
Totten, who was arraigned on a dozen similar counts in May, has been allowed to work in Texas and California. The former deputy pled not guilty to all the new charges.
Parsons said three more women have come forward and more charges may be pending after December's grand jury.
Michael Callaghan, Totten's defense attorney, reminded the Court his client had complied with all his bond restrictions, had shown up for hearings and is not a flight risk. Rowe told the attorney he could schedule a hearing to discuss bond.
Both attorneys agreed that trial in the matter should take place before the end of the year.
A bond hearing is scheduled for September 11 in Greenbrier County.
The next hearing is scheduled for October 19.