Former Wheeling Police Officer, Matthew Kotson, appeared before Judge James Mazzone in Ohio County Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
The judge made no decision Wednesday, but said he would review both sides of the case.
Former Wheeling Police Officer, Matthew Kotson, will appeal the civil service commission's termination of his job from the department.
Kotson was let go from the department a day after charges were filed against him. Kotson is facing four counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, and one count of burglary.
Jury selection for his trial begins Thursday for that case however; Kotson is in Judge James Mazzone's courtroom appealing his termination, which is a civil case, unrelated to the criminal case. Click here for information pertaining to the criminal case.
City solicitor, Rosemary Humley Warmuth, will represent the City of Wheeling.
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