§62-1C-17a. Bail in situations of alleged child abuse.
(a) When the offense charged is an offense defined in article
eight-d, chapter sixty-one of this code, it shall be a condition of
bond that the defendant shall not live in the same residence as and
shall have no contact with the victim of the alleged offense and
the court may make such other conditions of bond with respect to
contact with the victim as it deems necessary under the
circumstances to protect the child: Provided,
That the requirement
of no contact with the victim of the alleged offense and all other
conditions of bond may be reviewed by summary petition from the
magistrate court to the circuit court or from the circuit court to
the supreme court of appeals or any justice thereof.
(b) In cases where the charge is a sexual offense, as defined
in chapter sixty-one of this code, against any person, the court,
upon a showing of cause, may make such conditions of bond on the
defendant or on any witness bond issued under section fifteen of
this article as it deems necessary with respect to contact with the
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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