Wednesday, April 5, 2006


From Tampabays via memeorandum:

Brian J. Doyle, DOB 4/7/50, the Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., was arrested this evening at his residence in Silver Springs, Maryland, on 23 Polk County charges related to the use of a computer to seduce a child and transmitting harmful materials to a minor. Doyle’s arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jerry Hill s office, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office.

This story is deeply disturbing on so many levels; Mr. Doyle made no effort to hide his identity or his occupation, and it goes without saying that going after a 14-year-old is creepy. But anyone who works in such a high-profile occupation in a high-profile government department who goes on-line for kids without making any attempt to conceal himself is just plain sick.

Enough said.