Michael Lynn Rosier – New Charges for Baby Raper

Three new sexual child abuse charges have been filed against a Piedmont man already awaiting sentencing in a similar case heard last week in Mineral County Circuit Court.

Michael Lynn Rosier, 43, was served an arrest warrant Monday by the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.

Following a bond hearing, Rosier remained jailed Tuesday in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

The charges stemmed from alleged offenses that occurred in April 2007 involving three victims ages 9 to 11. The investigation was conducted by the Piedmont Police Department.

The arrest was made as a court-ordered, presentencing investigation was being conducted by the Department of Parole and Probation.

In the previous case, Rosier entered an Alford plea to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

The Alford plea is one in which the defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that sufficient evidence exists that could result in a conviction.

Rosier is facing a prison sentence of 20 to 75 years in last week’s case heard in circuit court by Judge Andrew Frye.

Frye placed Rosier on house arrest pending sentencing. The house arrest incarceration was revoked Monday when Mineral County Magistrate Sue Roby set his bond at $75,000 as a result of the new charges — a bond of $25,000 for each victim.

Piedmont Police also conducted the first investigation that led to Rosier’s arrest in December. The victims in that case were girls ranging from ages 11 to 16.

Mineral County Prosecutor Lynn Nelson said Tuesday that one of the victims in the new charges was also involved in the previous case against Rosier.

All three victims involved in the new case against Rosier came forward to police after Rosier appeared in court last week, Nelson said.

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