August 19, 2020
PARKERSBURG, W.Va (WTAP) – A Hocking County man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to dozens of sex crimes in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
Joshua Weaver, 40, pleaded guilty to nine counts of rape, 10 counts of gross sexual imposition and 16 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person, all of which are felonies.
He also pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanor counts of sexual conduct with an animal.
Should he be released from prison, Prosecuting Attorney Keller Blackburn said