Church official charged with sexual misconduct

Local - 12/12/2013 11:45 PM by Courtney Rosemond

BLUEFIELD - A Mercer County church official is charged with several counts of sexual misconduct.

Sergeant Melissa Clemons of the west Virginia state police tells Newswatch Tim Probert, 55, of Bluefield was arrested Thursday on 38 felony counts of sexual abuse against children.

Probert is a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian church where he served as an elder. Clemons adds some of his charges also stem from his association with the "We Can" volunteer program in Mercer County dating as far as the 1990's.

Probert was released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.


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