- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The state has agreed to allow home detention for a West Virginia man trying to overturn his robbery and sexual assault convictions.

The Exponent Telegram (bit.ly/1UcEpB2) reports the state also agrees that Joseph A. Buffey of Clarksburg be allowed to withdraw his guilty pleas. The motion sets forth conditions on his release, including no contact with potential witnesses or those who testified during his legal challenge hearings.

Buffey’s lawyers have asked a judge to allow their client to withdraw his guilty pleas to one count of first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree sexual assault. They’re also asking for Buffey’s release on a personal recognizance bond with electronically monitored home confinement as a condition.

Buffey won the right to withdraw his guilty pleas in a state Supreme Court ruling.

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Information from: The Exponent Telegram, https://www.theet.com

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