According to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, an elevated citizen and governor of Missouri, mid-western United States, Eric Greitens, has been arrested for allegedly circulating nude pictures of his lover.
Mr Greitens was charged last month with invasion of privacy which was apparently linked to media reportsthat he had allegedly threatened to transmit photographs of the woman who he was having an affair with .
Greitens was arrested on Thursday afternoon on the first floor of Carnahan Courthouse in St Louis, according to an eyewitness report by a journalist from the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
The governor was charged Thursday after it was alleged that he had followed through on the threat and transmitted the photographs, the Post-Dispatch reported.
Missouri law states it is a felony to take a nonconsensual photo and distribute to another person, according to a statement from the office of St Louis Circuit Attorney, Kimberley M Gardner.
“As I have stated before, it is essential for residents of the city of St Louis and our state to have confidence in their leaders,”The crime carries a sentence of up to four years in prison.
Greiten has admitted the affair which happened around the time he began his 2015 campaign for office when he switched from being a Democrat to a Republican.
He has, however, denied that he threatened to circulate the pictures.