WHITE HALL, W.Va. — A Fairmont Senior High School teacher has been charged after allegedly paying a 17-year old student for sex.

Police said, on Tuesday, May 7 around 8 p.m., Ernest Yeager, 33, of Mannington, met a 17-year-old male Fairmont Senior student at the parking lot of the Walmart on Tygart Mall Loop and performed oral sex on the juvenile and paid him $100.

Yeager admitted to the incidentin the parking lot and to exchanging nude photos with the student.

Yeager is being held in the North Central Regional Jail on a $200,012 surety/cash bond charged with sexual intercourse against students by school employees.