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April 4, 2006

DHS deputy press secretary arrested

Filed under: DHS News — by Christian Beckner on April 4, 2006

From the Tampa Tribune tonight:

A Department of Homeland Security press secretary was arrested this evening on charges that he was using a computer to seduce a child.

Brian Doyle, 50, was arrested at 7:45 p.m. in his Silver Springs, Maryland home on 23 charges related to the use of a computer to seduce a child and transmitting harmful materials to a minor after a joint investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s office, Florida State Attorney Jerry Hill’s office and the Department of Homeland Security.

“We take these allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation,” DHS spokesman Russ Knocke said in a telephone interview.

Here’s a link to the Polk County Sheriff’s press release.

Update (4/5): Here’s a link to the eight-page statement of charges filed.

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Comment by Jeff Fisher

April 6, 2006 @ 10:20 am

Aside from the embarrassment this causes DHS, what does this say about the screening methods and selection procedures of senior staff officials? I think it would be wise for DHS to look closely at those they have in key positions and re-examine their qualifications and backgrounds.

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