JEFFERSON — In Ashe County Superior Court on March 8, Brian Douglas Eller, 30, of Creston, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for inappropriate sexual offenses with a minor.

According to the court docket, Eller pleaded guilty to three counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult, four counts of first degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult.

According to the Clerk of Court’s office, Eller will serve three consecutive 25-year long sentences for a total of 900 months served.

Eller was originally arrested on Jan. 24, 2018, the Ashe Post & Times previously reported.

The Ashe County Sheriff’s office assisted in the arrest, but the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation handled the investigation into Eller, the Ashe Post & Times previously reported.

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