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Timothy Scott Swaim, 47, of Kernersville

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The former assistant fire chief in Kernersville was charged Monday with taking indecent liberties with a child.

Timothy Scott Swaim, 46, of the 3700 block of Flat Rock Road in Kernersville, is accused of taking a picture of a naked 15-year-old girl, according to a court record. The felony offense occurred in November 2008, an arrest warrant states.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Swaim has just resigned his position with the Kernersville Fire Department, a job he has held for 18 years, according to court records.

Swaim was being held Monday afternoon in the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $4,000. He is scheduled to appear in court May 23.