- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A youth detention center worker has been accused of recording a child while the minor undressed and showered.

Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said in a news release that 37-year-old Stephen Basham, of Scarbro, was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges, including a felony count of using a minor to produce obscene matter. The arrest came after someone told authorities that Basham had child pornography on his phone.

Friday says Basham has been suspended from the Gene Spaaro Juvenile Detention Center in Mount Hope, pending an investigation. Authorities say the child who was recorded was not a detainee.

Investigators do not believe Basham ever had unsupervised contact with any juvenile detainees.

Basham has been released after posting bond. Online jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide