Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man Asks Police About Outstanding Warrants, Gets Himself Arrested

Jay Riley

Jay Riley

It seems that on July 21, 2013, Jay Matthew Riley, 21, of Woodbridge, Virginia, decided out of the blue to go down to his friendly neighborhood police station to find out if police had any outstanding warrants on him for child porn.

At least that’s the way it must have seemed to the officer on duty as Riley related that he had been watching child porn on his computer when he got and “FBI Warning” that ordered him to pay a fine or be subjected to a criminal investigation. Helpfully, Riley brought his computer to the police station to show them.

Naturally, police searched his computer. They found pornographic images of underage girls, one was 13, and inappropriate messages. Naturally, police then obtained a warrant to seize and search all the computers and electronic devices at his home. Their searches proved fruitful, as they allegedly turned up more child porn.

They also found the source of the “FBI Warning” on Riley’s computer; it was a virus he got from a porn site.

Riley was arrested on July 23, 2013, on three counts of possession of child pornography, one count of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children and one count of indecent liberties with a minor.

He is being held without bond.

Police announced that Riley’s┬áthis is the third arrest this month involving minors sending illicit photos to adults, and appealed to parents to monitor their underage children’s Internet use.

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