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Investigators say the mayor of Bairdstown texted naked and obscene pictures to two teens last month.

As a result, Chris Barringer was charged with two misdemeanors last week after two sets of parents in the Wood County village came forward.

Kim Brennemen said she thinks Barringer, a family friend of more than 10 years, is sick and needs help.

Brennemen said her 13-year-old son, along with a 16-year-old boy, showed her the explicit text messages.

According to court documents, the messages included a picture of a penis with a message that stated “it’s a penis with a smiley face — and do you want a smiley face on yours.”

“He’s the mayor,” said Brennemen. “He took office. He needs to represent the position that he’s in and not prey on little young boys.”

Brennemen said she plans to consult attorneys in an effort to get Barringer removed from office.

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