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72-year-old man sexually abused a woman in a West Virginia hotel, cops say


Oct. 16 2021, Published 3:19 p.m. ET

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A 72-year-old old is accused of sexually abusing a woman in a West Virginia hotel room.

Robert Springer was arrested this week by deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia. He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and is being held in a West Virginia jail.

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On Oct. 14, deputies responded to the Elkins Inn and Suites in Elkins, West Virginia, after a woman said she was sexually assaulted by a man.

The deputy arrived and saw Springer walking around in the lobby and Springer asked if the officer was there to speak to him, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy could smell alcohol on Springer.

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The victim said she was in a room and drinking with Springer, according to the sheriff’s office. He then made advances, which the woman tried to stop. But the 72-year-old overpowered her and sexually abused the victim.

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At one point, Springer allegedly told the victim, “that’s what girls want.”

When Springer got off the woman, she went to find help, according to the sheriff’s office. Springer admitted to the contact but said it was consensual.

Springer is being held on $25,000 bond.


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