Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Whose Homeland Is This Guy Protecting?

The Bush administration suffered the embarrassment of the arrest of another top official-this time from the Department of Homeland Security. The Washington Post reports that the agency's deputy press secretary, Brian Doyle, was arrested on charges of using his computer for child seduction and transmitting pornographic materials to a minor. Last month, Bush's top economic advisor, Claude Allen, was arrested for stealing more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from a Target store. The Post reports on Doyle's arrest today:

Doyle had a sexually explicit conversation with what he believed was a 14-year-old girl whose profile he saw on the Internet on March 14, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.The girl was an undercover Polk County Sheriff's Computer Crimes detective, the sheriff's office said. Doyle sent the girl pornographic movie clips and had sexually explicit conversations via the Internet, the statement said. During other online conversations, Doyle revealed his name, that he worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and offered his office and government issued cell phone numbers, the sheriff's office said. Doyle also sent photos of himself to the girl, but authorities said they were not sexually explicit. On several occasions, Doyle instructed her to perform a sexual act while thinking of him and described explicit activities he wanted to have with her, investigators said.

In an understatment, the Post says Doyle "was expected to be placed on administrative leave Wednesday morning." Not only is this guy sick if the allegations are proven, he is incredibly stupid. NBC's Dateline recently worked undercover with child impersonators to nab adults soliciting sex with minors over the Internet in a series entitled, "To Catch A Predator." The focus of one of the segments took place in the D.C. area where Dateline's Chris Hansen, with the help of his child impersonators lured in 19 men during a 3-day period, including school teachers, businessmen, military officers and even a rabbi seeking sex with minors. The Dateline report got widespread coverage throughout the country and most certainly in the D.C. area.

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