A local pastor has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of child sexual abuse relating to acts that allegedly occurred with family members 25 years ago.
Christopher Mark Winnell was arraigned by Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib. The judge granted a $25,000 bond with a 10 percent cash option and gave Winnell until Monday to post it.
If Winnell makes bond, he is ordered to be on home confinement pending a Dec. 9 trial. The judge also ordered that he not be in contact with anyone under the age of 18.
Winnell was indicted by a grand jury after a victim recently contacted authorities. The 12-count indictment alleges he had sexual contact with three children.
His attorney said Winnell denied the allegations and called the indictment "sensational."