Wheeling Man Enters Alford Plea to Sexual Assault

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A Wheeling man will spend at least 15 years behind bars and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life in a sexual assault case.

Thomas McLeod entered into an Alford plea to sexual assault in the first degree.

Authorities said the case involved a six year old.  An Alford plea is where the defendant acknowledges there is enough evidence for a guilty plea.

McLeod was sentenced by Ohio County Circuit Judge David Sims.

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