Local attorney suspended

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) A Parkersburg attorney is under suspension for-at least-the early part of 2020.

Source: MGN

The West Virginia Supreme Court suspended Travis Sayre in October, for violations of the state's rules of professional conduct.

The court found Sayre engaged in "inappropriate and sexually suggestive communications" with the intent of initiating a sexual relationship with a court-appointed client.

The court's filing said the un-named client had pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

It said Sayre also failed to file appeals his clients had requested, and failed to comply with several court orders.

He is serving a 120-day suspension, but before he can be reinstated, he has to take part in six hours of ethics training.