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Former mayor charged with child porn

KETCHIKAN, Alaska, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A former Alaska mayor was charged with possession of child pornography after images of children engaged in sexual acts were found on his computer, police said.

Jack W. Shay Jr., 80, was arrested after the shop where he took his personal computer for repair alerted police, SitNews of Ketchikan, Alaska reported.

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Police said they obtained a search warrant for Shay's home and seized numerous printed images of prepubescent children involved in sexual acts.

Shay has held numerous elected positions in Ketchikan.

He was twice elected mayor of Ketchikan in 1979 and 1982 and served on the Ketchikan City Council until Monday when he submitted his resignation.

Shay was a member of the Ketchikan School Board from 1973-75.

He headed the State Division of Employment Security in Juneau for four years in the 1980s and is a past president of the Alaska Municipal League.

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