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Lawyer Opposes Relocating Missing W.Va. Girl's Mom From Wheeling to Clarksburg

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The attorney for the mother of a missing 3-year-old West Virginia girl is opposing a federal probation plan to move her from Wheeling to the Clarksburg area.

Lena Lunsford was released from a federal prison earlier this year after serving eight months for welfare fraud.

Federal public defender Brian J. Kornbrath says in a Thursday court filing that Lunsford has been living at a YWCA in Wheeling.

Kornbrath says federal probation officials plan to relocate Lunsford after the YWCA told her she's no longer eligible for a substance treatment program that allowed her to stay free of charge.

Kornbrath says Lunsford is a "social pariah" in the Clarksburg area because of publicity surrounding her daughter Aliayah's (uh LEE uh) disappearance in 2011.

The Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/1003lzG ) first reported Kornbrath's motion.

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