Lamont Dees found guilty of sexually assaulting ex's daughter

Ohio County, W.Va. - UPDATE:

Lamont Dees has been found guilty of one count of third degree sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse by a custodian.

Both are felony charges.

During the two day trial, it was discussed that Dees assaulted the daughter of a former girlfriend in Wheeling while in town on work from Alabama.

The assault reportedly happened three years ago.

Dees now faces anywhere from 11 to 25 years behind bars.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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ORIGINAL:

Shocking details released inside Judge Sims courtroom Tuesday, after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly given alcohol and marijuana and sexually assaulted in 2013 by Lamont Dees.

The victim's mother took the stand earlier today and was very emotional. She said Dees became a father figure to the victim while she and him dated. After they broke up  Dees wanted to keep contact with the girl but the mother said she never suspected any sexual abuse.

It wasn't until the victim ran away from school information started coming out about an alleged incident between the two, "I went to everybody's house I didn't just call them I went. I was searching for basically 48 hours straight and her friend told me, he said I know what's going on. He said she told me that she was molested by Lamont Dees," the victim's mother said.

Dees did take the stand in his own defense.

Stay with 7News for information about a verdict.


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