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11-year-old girl is pregnant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A St. Albans man and a Charleston man were arrested in separate cases of alleged sexual abuse of children, including one incident that left an 11-year-old girl pregnant.

Michael Duane Lacy, 36, of Ferrell Road in St. Albans was taken into custody Saturday after a woman told Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies that the man had impregnated her 11-year-old daughter. The girl is related to Lacy and also lives in the St. Albans area.

The incident occurred May 14 at Lacy's apartment, said Lt. Bryan Stover, a spokesman for the sheriff's department. The victim had been spending the night with Lacy's child, who is believed to be about the same age as the girl, when the assault allegedly occurred.

Lacy had sexual intercourse with the girl, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.

Stover said the case was brought to the deputies' attention Saturday when the girl felt ill.

"Her parents said that she hadn't been feeling well and that they took her to a doctor to get her checked out," Stover said. "That's when they found out she was pregnant."

Cpl. J.M. Launi, the investigating officer, wrote in the complaint that the victim is about nine weeks pregnant. She told deputies Lacy is the only person she has ever had sexual intercourse with.

Her mother declined to comment when contacted at their home Monday afternoon.

Lacy was charged with first-degree sexual assault and is being held at South Central Regional Jail. Kanawha Magistrate Jack Pauley set Lacy's bond at $5,000 cash.

In the other case, Anthony Charles Matics, 19, of Dartmouth Avenue in Charleston, was also arrested Saturday for allegedly sexually abusing a young female relative visiting from out of town.

The victim's mother told Charleston police that she found Matics in his bed with her 7-year-old daughter and the covers pulled over them on July 19. The woman told Matics to get out of the bed more than once, and when he did, several minutes after her initial demand, she noticed that his pants were unbuttoned and unzipped, according to a complaint filed Friday in Kanawha Magistrate Court.

The girl told her mother after he left the home that Matics had touched her inappropriately, the complaint said. The girl was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's Women and Children's hospital, where she was evaluated and interviewed.  

Matics was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

Pauley ordered Matics not to have contact with the victim and released him that afternoon on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond.

According to court documents, that means Matics will have to pay $50,000 if he does not comply with the magistrate's conditions.   

Matics' preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

Lacy's preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. July 30.

Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at or 304-348-4850.


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