The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 24, 2013

Former child care worker guilty of sexual abuse

By Tina Alvey
Register-Herald Reporter

LEWISBURG — A Greenbrier County jury convicted John Thomas Campbell, 28, a former employee at the Davis-Stuart school, of sexually abusing a teenage girl who was a student there.

The jury’s verdict against the Alderson man was returned at the conclusion of a two-day trial this week presided over by Greenbrier Circuit Judge James Rowe. The jury deliberated for an hour before finding Campbell guilty of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust in relation to a child.

According to the Feb. 8, 2012, indictment naming Campbell, he was employed as a child care worker at Davis-Stuart, a therapeutic residential center for adolescents near Lewisburg, when he had sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old resident of the facility. The offense occurred in November 2011.

Campbell remains free on bond, pending a sentencing hearing set for July 29.