Morgantown man convicted of violent home invasion, sexual assault

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 12:46 PM EDT
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - A Morgantown man could be spending decades behind bars after being convicted of a violent home invasion and sexual assault.

Robert Preacher was convicted Wednesday after a two-day trial.

A warrant for Preacher said he forced his way into a woman’s apartment and physically and sexually assaulted her.

The victim reportedly used a smart watch to call 911 during the assault.

Preacher was found guilty of several charges. He faces up to 46 years in prison at his sentencing.