A man from Elk Park has been arrested as the third suspect connected to a sexual exploitation case.

The Avery Journal Times reports that Jonathan Blake Beam, an 18 year old, was arrested this week on felony charges of First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

According to the report, Beam was transported to Avery after being arrested in Washington County, Tennessee.

The arrest is in connection to an alleged incident that happened in February involving two other male suspects.

Beam is being held in Avery County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

The case is being led by the State Bureau of Investigation due to a conflict of interest with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office.