He was arrested early Friday morning.
Charges have been filed against a West Virginia man for sending out explicit material over his mobile phone. James Victor Osborne was arrested on Friday, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged, under West Virginia law, with “knowingly and willfully sending or distributing materially visually portraying a minor engaged in sexually explicitly conduct,” according to the Sheriff’s Office’s news release.
Deputies say Osborne’s phone was seized in March while he was at a location where an unrelated crime was occurring.
A search warrant was obtained for the phone, and investigators say they found videos showing minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Authorities say they charged Osborne based on the information on his phone.
He was arraigned on Friday and is being held on $350,000 bond at the Eastern Regional Jail.
Osborne could be sentenced to five to 15 years in the state penitentiary, if he’s convicted, according to authorities
The Sheriff’s Office says it’s in contact with law enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions to see if additional charges need to be filed.