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UPDATE: 'Ice cream man' arrested on child porn charges

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BECKLEY (WVVA)- A well known ice cream vendor in Beckley has been arrested on child porn charges. Alvin Lee Jessup is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of possession of child erotica.

Police say the child porn was discovered after Jessup was evicted from his home on James Street in July. The property manager(s) contacted law enforcement after finding cameras and video footage. Jessup's ice cream business was recently shutdown by the Raleigh County Health Department.

"The health department's initial reason for shutting him down was not the bugs.  The bugs and things were a factor, but there were several things that Mr. Jessup done in these videos, and then put his hands in the ice cream that he was selling.  That is the initial reason why he was shut down, " says Patrolman James Quesenberry with the Beckley Police.

Other charges are pending including third degree sexual assault, prostitution, and criminal invasion of privacy.

 Jessup was arraigned in front of Magistrate Steve Massie Wednesday afternoon. His bond was set at $150,000.


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