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Andy Dick

Arrested for Sexual Abuse

1/23/2010 10:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Andy Dick was arrested in West Virginia this morning on two counts felony counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.

Andy Dick
Dick was taken to the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, where he was eventually released this afternoon. His bail was set at $60,000 (30k for each charge). We're told the owner of the Funny Bone, where Dick performed last night, posted the bail. 

Dick faces 1-5 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Dick was talking to a guy when he "unexpectedly and without invitation grabbed the victim's crotch, repeatedly groping then kissing him."

Also in the complaint, a security guard at the bar says that Andy Dick "grabbed his crotch and began laughing" when the guard tried to give him an armband.

A press release from the Huntington Police Department says: "Based upon statements of two victims and independent witness accounts alleging that he had engaged in unwanted and uninvited groping of the two victims' genital areas, Andrew R. Dick (AKA Andy Dick) of South Pasadena, Calif., was arrested and charged with two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree."

Dick was in town performing at the Funny Bone in Huntington, WV. The manager, Tom Schaefer, told us Dick will go on Saturday and Sunday night as planned. He also tells us he was with Dick at Rum Runners and didn't witness any of the alleged incidents.

Dick is currently on probation over an incident at a chicken joint, where he was arrested for sexual assault. He copped a plea to battery in 2008.

UPDATE: The photos below were taken of Andy Dick at Rum Runners, where he was later arrested.

Andy Dick

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donbear    

Guy's a creepy f**k to say the least!

1702 days ago
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misspickwickian    

I know you had to add this in the middle of the night, but could you tell us what kinds of acts would constitute felony sexual abuse? Is that rape or child molestation? It sounds bad.

1702 days ago
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RonBurgundy    

The shocking part of the story is that he was in town scheduled to perform at the Funny Bone - what a dive that place must be.

1702 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

his is creepy for sure. Where did this occur tmz? More of the story please.

1702 days ago
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Rifle-Man    

Fifth!

1702 days ago
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mel    

http://www.wvrja.com/
go to offender search and type in his name to pull him.

1702 days ago
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WHATEVER    

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THE BAR THIS HAPPENED AT? I LIVE IN HUNTINGTON AND ALL OUR BARS ARE NASTY.......

1702 days ago
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frankiestage    

The Funny Bone? In West Virginia? Not much of a career left, and now in jail to boot.

1702 days ago
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Dan    

OOOPS! Better get Dr. Drew on the horn.

1702 days ago
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Mike    

Happened at some place called Run Runners apparently.

1702 days ago
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Angel~Wings    

Hasn't he been arrested for this before? He grabed so girls chest at a wings place when he was drunk off his ass. Maybe this time, the charges will stick and we won't have to hear about the creep for a good long time.

1702 days ago
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Yo    

I really thought that Andy was embracing change after his stint on Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. Maybe it was just a demonstration of his excellent acting skills. He looks high in the mug shot, but it could be the lighting. Looks like he needs to work on his other demons.

1702 days ago
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WHATEVER    

Rum Runners

1702 days ago
14.

Chris    

The bar is called Rum Runners. Rumor is he tried to check an unwilling patron for a hernia.

1702 days ago
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sarah    

It's way past time we take this lame excuse for a human off the street and put him in a permanent cell with Bubba the Butt Bandit for the rest of his worthless life.
The entire cast of Jersey Shore has more talent than this ass clown never had....

1702 days ago
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