The fourth-ranking press secretary for the Dept. of Homeland Security, Brian J. Doyle, was arrested Tuesday for attempting to seduce what he thought was a 14-year-old girl over the Internet, AP reports. He was also charged with sending harmful material to a minor.
Doyle, of Silver Spring, Md., 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.
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.
Doyle later had a telephone conversation with an undercover deputy posing as the teenager and encouraged her to purchase a web camera to send graphic images of herself to him, the sheriff's office said.
On the Internet, no one knows you're a cop, but one wonders, what if Al Qaeda had nailed Doyle, then blackmailed him? Wasn't Doyle undecutting national security?