- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A Jefferson County commissioner is charged with trading sexual images with a 16-year-old boy.

The Herald-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/28KWZxG ) 37-year-old Eric Keith Bell was charged with child pornography possession, sexual abuse by a person of trust, and distribution and display of obscene material to a minor.

Bell turned himself in to Berkeley County authorities Friday and was arraigned in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. The Republican was elected in 2014.

In a criminal complaint, State Police said the Department of Health and Human Resources referred them the case.

The complaint says the boy confirmed they traded pictures earlier this month.

It says authorities found that the boy’s self-produced sex act videos were sent to Bell.

The complaint says Bell admitted sending pictures of his private part to the boy.

Bell didn’t respond to a phone message and email Monday.

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