CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Board of Education has suspended without pay a child-care worker at the West Virginia School for the Blind charged in a sex abuse case.
The board’s vote Thursday came three weeks after Hampshire County authorities charged 39-year-old Roger L. Sipple of Romney with eight counts of sexual abuse by a guardian.
A criminal complaint alleges Sipple bought alcohol and cigarettes for a 16-year-old girl and another juvenile in exchange for them exposing and touching themselves at his home.
The Charleston Daily Mail reports Sipple was a child-care worker in one of three residential halls and has worked at the School for the Blind since at least 2008.
Sipple doesn’t have a listed telephone number and it wasn’t known whether he has an attorney.