October trial set for Wirtz man charged with tattooing girls

RUSTBURG, Va. (AP) — A fall trial is set for a Wirtz man charged with tattooing two children without the consent of them or their parents.

Twenty-one-year-old Alexander Michael Edwards is charged with malicious wounding, abduction and child abuse. He also faces child sex charges stemming from separate incidents.

The News & Advance ( ) reports that Campbell County Circuit Court Judge John T. Cook scheduled Edwards’ trial for Oct. 8 on Wednesday.

Edwards is accused of tattooing two girls he was babysitting in December 2013.

The girls’ mother and her boyfriend were convicted on child abuse charges last year for trying to remove the tattoos with a heated razor blade. Each was sentenced to more than a year in prison.


Information from: The News & Advance,


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