• 72°

West Virginia man behind bars for sending explicit photos to Covington County 14-year-old girl

A West Virginia man is behind bars for sending explicit pictures to a 14-year-old Covington County girl.

On Aug., 31, 2020, a Barbour County, West Virginia man was arrested after sending explicit images to who he believed was a 14-year-old female in Covington County, Alabama.

According to Covington County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division, through a comprehensive investigation, Troopers from West Virginia arrested Letcher Shaver, 66 of Belington, West Virginia for eight counts of transmitting obscene material.

According to Investigator Beth Johnson, Shaver contacted who he believed was a 14-year-old female via social media.

Throughout the conversation with Shaver, he planned to meet the 14-year-old in a hotel and even move to Alabama to be with the 14-year-old.

During a different conversation, Shaver asked about a 13-year-old friend to participate in unnatural sexual activities.

Shaver is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail. He is awaiting extradition to the Covington County Jail.

“We will search out these perverts that threaten the safety of our children,” Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said. “Use caution and teach your kids to avoid these deranged heathens. I commend the investigators involved in this arrest and I appreciate the assistance of the West Virginia State Police.”