Jefferson County Man Arrested for Alleged Rape of 4-Year-Old


A Jefferson County man has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 4-year-old and for allegedly having hundreds of pictures of child pornography.

Eric Morris, 27, of Mingo Junction was arrested by the members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office after information they received about the suspected abuse that afternoon, which they say has been going on for multiple years.

The sheriff and prosecution team met for hours Monday night and are moving quickly with this case. The case will be heard by the grand jury on Wednesday.

“You’re never ready to look at the pictures we have to look at, and I’ll just say it’s just disgusting,” said Sheriff Fred Abdalla. “Law enforcement officers, they’re big guys. They’re tough. They can handle the murders and the suicides and the drowning victims and all that stuff, homicides. But when it comes to a young child, it’s just difficult.” 

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