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The man who was elected to serve as the new mayor of Sharpsburg, North Carolina, on May 8 has been accused of driving while impaired and five additional charges approximately one hour after winning the race.

Robert L. Williams Jr. has attempted to run for the position of mayor of the small town of Sharpsburg a total of three times. After losing the elections in 2013 and 2017 Williams went up against incumbent Randy Weaver for the position in the 2018 election last Tuesday.

After the voting at the polls had concluded and were counted Williams was announced the new mayor holding 51 percent of the votes.

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Last year after winning the election President Donald Trump issued an executive order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Chaired by the Vice President the commission was formed to investigate Trump’s posit that voter fraud in the United States needs to be addressed, after he made claims that numerous phony ballots were counted causing him to lose the popular vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. According to a senior administration official who asked to remain anonymous, a man working as a researcher on the commission was arrested on alleged charges of child pornography after law enforcement observed the pornographic material on his cell phone.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children issued a tip to the Maryland State Police’s Internet Crime against Children Task Force about possible circulation of child pornography traced to a specific internet address. The suspect was purported to be 37-year-old Ronald Williams II, a researcher working with the Advisory Commission on assignment from an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency called the Office of the Special Counsel.

State police reported that they searched Williams’ home and on initial inspection of his cellphone, “multiple files of child pornography” were located. He was taken into custody and he is facing 11 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography.