UPDATE: Belpre Man Sentenced for Sex With a Minor

By: Brittany Lowe Email
By: Brittany Lowe Email

A Belpre man sentenced to five years in prison after admitting to having sex with a minor.

Allan Varner Jr. plead guilty in October 2013 to one county of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Varner was originally charged with four counts plus four counts of sexual battery.

Investigators say at 14-year-old girl came forward saying Varner had sex with her while she was visiting his Belpre home in 2013. Detectives say when questioned, 44-year-old Varner admitted to having sex with her twice.

Washington County Judge Ed Lane sentences Varner 60 months in prison, the maximum sentence.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office Allan Varner Junior had sex with a minor on more than one occasion.

Investigators say after getting a tip, they talked to the 14-year-old girl who says it happened multiple times when she was visiting Varner at his Belpre home.

Deputies say when they questioned 44-year-old Varner, he first denied the allegations, then admitted to having sex with the minor on two different occasions.

Varner is charged with one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third degree felony with the more than ten years of age difference. More charges are possible.

Varner was given a 15-thousand dollar bond which he has posted.

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