Former Nicholas County police officer arrested for sex crimes
A former Nicholas County police officer is facing charges for sex crimes. West Virginia State Troopers confirm 23-year-old Ethan Shaffer of Pool, WV was arrested April 25, 2014. Shaffer was employed as an officer with the Summersville Police Department. Shaffer faces 15 counts of displaying obscene material to a minor. Troopers said the victim's father contacted authorities after seeing pornographic images on her cell phone. The victim told troopers more than 400 images were sent beginning in February of this year. Troopers got a search warrant for Shaffer's home and electronic devices and he was arrested that evening. Shaffer will appear in Nicholas County Magistrate Court May 9th for a preliminary hearing.
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