An Ashe County man has been charged with inappropriate sexual offenses with a minor.

The Ashe Post and Times reports Brian D. Eller, age 27, of Creston, was charged with two counts of first degree sex offense exploiting a minor and four counts of a statutory sex offense with a child under the age of 13 by an adult.

According to the report, Eller was arrested January 24th and is being held at the Ashe County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 bond with a court date of Thursday, February 1st.

The report indicates acting Ashe County Sheriff Richard Clayton said the Ashe Sheriff's department assisted in the arrest but the investigation into Eller was handled by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.