A seven year veteran of the Indiana State Excise Police was arrested Monday afternoon.

Bluffton police arrested Jeremy W. Reed, 37, Bluffton, on preliminary charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and dissemination of matter harmful to minors. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in Wells County, Reed is accused of sexting with and inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl.

Bluffton Police started their investigation into Reed on March 24. Several students at Bluffton High School told an officer that a particular student, referred to as Jane Doe, and 37-year-old Reed were in a relationship with each other. Police were told that the two communicated on their cell phones and would send naked pictures to each other, sometimes using Snap Chat.

A few days after the investigation started, on March 30, a teacher came across Jane Doe crying in the hall. Doe, who was upset and scared, admitted to the teacher that she has been exchanging pictures with Reed. She said the situation had gone too far and that her mother would be upset with her.

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