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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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61.

Traci    

I had to come back and add this....

Before you start talking a bunch of trash about WV hillbillies being sexual deviants please read the story and realize that the sexual deviants we have here are bussed in from L.A.

By the way..can you guys come get your trash? It's throwing off the scenery.

1670 days ago
62.

EGGO    

Lock that freak up....I don't want to hear that he needs psychiatric help. All criminals have a mental problem.

1670 days ago
63.

ronny    

west Virginia is good if you are a gun rack on a pick up truck or overalls. Other than that its loserville u.s.a.

1670 days ago
64.

Hates Conan like crap    

Hard to believe any guy could grope and kiss another guy in West Virginia and end up alive.

Must have happened to a pretty wimpy West Virginian.

1670 days ago
65.

Nameless    

I remember during Celeb Rehab him saying he just wanted his teenage sone to be proud of him instead of resenting him.

Repeatedly getting arrested for grabbing guys crotches is a really good example to set. LOL

1670 days ago
66.

JEFF    

Alcohol and drugs have not been kind to Andy...

1670 days ago
67.

krissy    

Well this is West Virginia. We know how they feel about "the queers" there.

1670 days ago
68.

#1 Alice Fan    

I thought this was legal in West Virginia? Well it is if it is a relative anyway.

1670 days ago
69.

huntington resident    

lol i live in huntington and just found out about it, you can go to the regional jail site and see his mug shot. All this is kind of funny really and i have to agree wv is loserville usa...i should know i'm around these idiots everyday.

1670 days ago
70.

um, no thanks    

How is that any different than what the lady comedian did to David Beckham in France?
In one country it was seen as funny to the media and did not even constitute a ticket and another it's serious felony.
Perhaps their should be a middle ground in both cases.

1670 days ago
71.

emmasn    

A stunt he pulled to be on Dr. Drew's Sex Rehab due to his diminishing career.

1670 days ago
72.

that.is.all    

FIRST

cause those tmz f/kers made me 97

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1670 days ago
73.

Jennifer Bickel    

I was at this bar the night of this incident, this was the most blatant display of gay bashing I have ever seen in my life, people at this bar were touching him and kissing him and were all over him, then someone claims he committed a felony, really? ya I was there, that guy behind the bar isn't even the man who pressed charges, he was just some loser trying to make out with a celebrity so he could put it on his facebook, way to perpetuate the stereotype of southern ignorance.

1670 days ago
74.

opi    

Pimp Mama of JonBenet Ramsey, Patsy Ramsey, not only came from West Virginia, she was a Miss West Virginia and the Miss America pageant. Nuff said what a backwater hell hole the whole state is.

1670 days ago
75.

Punkarazzi    

I would've held court myself and choked him to sleep if he'd laid a hand on my marble bag.

1670 days ago
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