Father, daughter held on incest charges

A Martinsburg woman faces multiple charges of incest for reported sexual relations with her father.

Stephanie Bowser, 34, and her father, Wesley Bowser, 53, are being held at Bedford County Jail, each on two counts of incest.

According to Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins, the counts stem from incidents that occurred in both Bedford and Cambria counties in 2005. He added evidence points to a “consensual relationship” between both daughter and father.

Both Stephanie and Wesley waived their preliminary hearings scheduled for March 28 in front of Magisterial District Judge Cyril Bingham Jr.

Bail was set at $100,000 for Wesley and an unsecured $50,000 for Stephanie. A status conference for the case has not yet been scheduled.

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