Former Bluefield church youth volunteer pleads guilty to 37 counts

April 18, 2016

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A former youth volunteer at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, West Virginia, entered guilty plea Monday morning.  He could face between 170 years and 489 years for the 37 counts.

A trial was to begin Monday afternoon for Tim Probert of Bluefield, West Virginia.  His list of criminal charges included 38 felony abuse charges, 22 counts of sexual abuse by custodian, six counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse, seven counts of Third Degree Sexual Assault, Distribution and Display of Obscene Matter to a Minor and Use or Sexually Explicit Content with the Intent to Seduce a minor.

In previous stories reported on WVVA, Pastor Jonathan Rockness has told us that Probert has not been involved with the youth group at the church for years and he has since resigned as a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Probert is expected back in from of a judge Friday for a bond revocation hearing.


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