The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 20, 2013

Man charged with allegedly soliciting minor

By Carra Higgins
Register-Herald Reporter

— A Virginia man sought for multiple charges of sexual exploitation of a minor in Mercer County was taken into custody by West Virginia State Police early Friday.

John Howard Reynolds, 38, of Honaker, Virginia is being charged with soliciting/enticement of a minor by computer, distribution and exhibiting of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct. Reynolds allegedly committed the crimes in August 2012 in Mercer County, state police said.

Reynolds was arraigned by Mercer County Magistrate Mike Flanagan. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $40,000 bond.

Investigators say they will not release further information because of the alleged victim’s age.