Man Receives Fake FBI Warning, Turns Himself in to Authorities
A man in Woodbridge, Va. who allegedly had child pornography on his computer voluntarily turned himself in to police after he received what he thought was a warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Jay Matthew Riley, 21, went to the local police station on July 21 and asked if there were warrants for his arrest for child porn. He said the FBI warning informed him that a police investigation would begin unless he paid criminal fines. Riley then voluntarily brought his personal computer to the station.
Law enforcement officers found several explicit messages and photographs of young girls on the device. One of the depicted children was confirmed to be only 13 years old.
Riley was arrested on July 23. He faces three counts of child porn possession, one count of child solicitation and one count of indecent liberties with a child. It was eventually determined that the FBI message was actually a computer virus and not a legitimate warning.
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