Harrisville man allegedly exchanged sexually explicit photos with girl, 16

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MARION COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) - A Ritchie County man is facing charges in Marion County after he allegedly exchanged sexually explicit photographs with a 16-year-old girl.

According to a criminal complaint in Marion County Magistrate Court, the girl's parents said they learned about their daughter having a sexual relationship with Dennis Ratliff, 30.

Police said during the investigation, the teenager admitted to exchanging nude photos with Ratliff. Police also said there were photos of male and female genitalia sent and received on the 16-year-old girl's phone.

Investigators said that when they interviewed Ratliff, he admitted to acknowledged having a relationship with the girl and getting the photos from her.

Ratliff remains in the North Central Regional Jail charged with use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor.