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WV - One Count Dropped Against Former Wheeling Police Officer Mathew Kotson
Matthew KotsonOriginal Article
By Jamie Ward
WHEELING - Mathew Kotson, a former Wheeling Police Officer, was supposed to stand trial on one count of sexual assault in the second degree Tuesday.
There was no jury in Judge Arthur Recht's courtroom Tuesday morning because the state dropped that charge.
Kotson's pretrial hearing was rescheduled for August 2.
The state dismissed Count 5 against Kotson. He still faces four counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree and one count of burglary.
Judge Recht said he is bothered by this case.
Some of the witnesses who had been cooperative initially, have indicated that they no longer will be cooperative. In court he said he wanted an explanation as to why...
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