- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former assistant Boy Scout leader in Charleston is accused of soliciting and sending explicit photos and videos to scouts in his troop.

Court records show Kevin Michael Rogier, 39, is facing three counts of soliciting a minor via computer, local news agencies report.

Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies received a complaint Tuesday from the organization’s Buckskin Council that Rogier was using social media to contact three minors to get them to send him photos or videos of sexually explicit content, according to documents.

Rogier is also accused of sending the victims pictures and videos of sexually explicit content.

The council said in a statement that the Boy Scouts of America is cooperating with law enforcement.

“The behavior included in these allegations is unacceptable and runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands,” Buckskin Council Scout Executive Jeff Purdy said in the statement Friday. “Upon learning of these reports, we immediately removed this individual, precluded him from further participation in our programs, and shared the information with the authorities.”

Authorities say Rogier admitted to deputies that he sent and requested the photos from the victims.

Rogier was being held on bond. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

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