Three arrested for sex crimes involving children, police say

Local - 4/26/2014 8:59 PM by Karen Franklin
WHEELING - State Police are releasing information about the recent arrests of three West Virginia men for sex crimes involving children.

This week 58-year-old Landrum D. Robbins was arrested on 10 counts of sexual abuse by a parent or custodian. The Wheeling man is accused of having inappropriate contact with a family member in May of 2010. 

The allegations surfaced in family court proceedings. The victim currently resides in another state. 

The arrest was the result of work between the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit and the State Department of Health and Human Resources.

Authorities also arrested 40-year-old James W. Harris of Fairmont for 15 counts of distribution and exhibiting of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

State Police told WOAY child pornography was downloaded to an IP address at Harris' home. They said some of the files depicted children as young as 5 years old engaged in sexual acts with adults and other children.

Elkview resident Ronnie Naylor also remains behind bars after police said he was offering to distribute child porn videos online. A forensic preview of the evidence revealed approximately 135 of those videos. 

Naylor, 57, was arrested on 10 counts of distribution, possession, and exhibiting of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. More charges are possible.


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