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UPDATE: Two Summers County men arrested during child pornography investigation

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Brian Cale (left) and Robert Bennett, Jr.

UPDATE 6/10/21: An additional arrest has been made in this investigation.

Robert Bennett Jr., of Hinton, has been charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault, two counts of first degree sexual abuse, and possession/distribution of child pornography.

He is being held at Southern Regional Jail, and his bail has been set at $152,000.

West Virginia State Police say that this investigation is still ongoing.


SUMMERS COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) -- A Summers County man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Brian Cale, who is said to be the Chief of the Summers County Fire Department, was taken into custody on Tuesday. He has been charged with soliciting a minor via computer, possession of child pornography, child abuse creating the risk of injury, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Cale is being held at Southern Regional Jail. His bail is set at $100,000.

The investigation is still ongoing. Stay with WVVA for updates on this developing story.

Taylor Hall

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