Glen Dale Man Sentenced for 2018 Sexual Assault

Robert Osborne

MOUNDSVILLE — A Glen Dale man will spend years behind bars and the rest of his life as a registered sex offender after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse Tuesday.

Circuit Judge David Hummel sentenced Robert “Lewie” Osborne, 41 of Glen Dale, to five-to-25 years in prison.

Osborne will also be made to register as a sex offender for life, and following his release, he will be placed on 50 years of supervised release.

Osborne was previously in court June 12 for a plea hearing.

At that hearing, Hummel rejected Osborne’s guilty plea and refused to sentence him after it came to light that other alleged victims were known to investigators, but their interviews were not entered as evidence in the case.

At the time, prosecutor Rhonda Wade said she would likely let Osborne’s case go to a grand jury for indictment rather than press the issue. Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Poling said the evidence in the matter was reviewed by both sides and that nothing more came of it, allowing the plea hearing and sentencing to be quickly rescheduled.

“Everybody left (the court) that day emotional, for lack of a better word,” Poling said.

“The quick turnaround was, there was a CD that the judge wanted all counsel to review. I got it to them, they reviewed it, and we were able to get it scheduled quickly. It didn’t change anything.”

Poling said she was satisfied with how the case turned out, despite the interruption in proceedings.

“I’m happy he got sentenced to the max, so that means our victim doesn’t have to testify, and he’s incarcerated,” she said.

Osborne was arrested in November and accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl at his residence.

NEWSLETTER

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)

COMMENTS