5/1/2014 4:59 PM
by Rachael Cardin
NICHOLAS COUNTY - A preliminary hearing is set for a former police officer accused of sending nude photos of himself to an underage female.
23 year old Ethan Shaffer of Mount Lookout faces 15 counts of displaying obscene material to a minor. The victim's father phoned authorities after locating pornographic images on his daughter’s cell phone. The victim said more than 400 images of this nature were sent beginning in February 2014. After an investigation by the State Police Detachment in Oak Hill, Shaffer was arrested on the evening of April 25th. The preliminary hearing has been set for May 9th at 1 PM in Magistrate Doren Plummer's court.