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March 29, 2014

Fairmont man charged with sexual abuse

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse.

Gene Michael McIntosh, 28, of Fairmont, was arrested on Friday and charged with sexual abuse and sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust to a child.

According to the criminal complaint, the Fairmont Police Department was informed of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl. McIntosh was identified as the abuser.

The victim was given a forensic interview at the Marion County Child Advocacy Center.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim was shoveling snow with McIntosh before entering an abandoned home. While in the home, McIntosh exposed himself to the minor and instructed her to touch him.

The criminal complaint states, “McIntosh threatened to kill the (minor), burn her house down and burn her church down if she told anyone.”

If convicted, McIntosh faces 11 to 25 years in prison or 11 to 25 years in prison and between $500 and $15,000 in fines.

McIntosh’s bail was set at $100,000 cash or surety bond.

Drug  Arrest

Heath Jason Strosnider, 42, of Lake Lynn, Pa., was arrested on Friday and charged with attempting to obtain controlled substance by misrepresentation.

According to the criminal complaint, Strosnider attempted to receive pain medicine from a clinic. When filling out paperwork for the medicine, Strosnider checked that he had never been convicted of a felony.

The form stated that if you provide false information on the form, you may be charged with an attempt to receive a controlled substance by fraud.

According to the criminal complaint, Strosnider was convicted of a felony charge in the state of Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Strosnider faces between one and four years in prison and/or fines up to $30,000.

Email Richard Babich at or follow him on Twitter @rbabichTWV.

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