Walter Robert Bartam II

Walter Robert Bartam II

From Staff Reports

An Upshur County man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for multiple counts of child sexual assault and sexual assault.

Walter Robert Bartam II, 50, was convicted May 14 by an Upshur County jury of seven counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and five counts of sexual assault, Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said in a statement.

In court Wednesday, 115th District Court Judge Dean Fowler sentenced Bartam to life in prison for the child sexual assault charges and 100 years in prison for the sexual assault charges.

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