Suspect facing trial arrested on new child porn charges

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly uploading nearly two dozen pornographic images involving children to the Internet.

Emmory Kelley Terrell, 39, of 1008 Pike St., Parkersburg, was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court on three counts of distribution and exhibition of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He is being held at the North Central Regional Jail on $15,000 bond.

Terrell was out on bond and awaiting trial on similar charges when he was arrested.

He was indicted in May by a Wood County grand jury on seven counts of distribution of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct from September 2012 and one count of possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct from November 2011.

Wood County Prosecutor Jason Wharton said his office had been in contact with West Virginia State Police leading up to the arrest and a motion was filed Wednesday to revoke Terrell’s bond on the earlier charges.

According to a release from the State Police, Cpl. A.M. Pringle, a member of the agency’s Crimes Against Children unit and stationed at the Harrisville detachment, received information on Feb. 17 that Terrell had uploaded child pornography images to a Flickr account.

Pringle established probable cause to charge Terrill with three counts related to specific instances involving 23 images, the release says. Additional charges could follow.