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Jay Riley arrested after asking Prince William County police if he had warrants on file for child porn

9:14 AM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police say a Woodbridge man was arrested after coming to a police station with his computer and asking if he had any warrants on file for child pornography.

According to police, on July 1st 21-year-old Jay Matthew Riley came into the Garfield District Station in Woodbridge. 

Police say Riley received an "FBI Warning message" on his computer while watching pornography at his home. Police say the message told him to pay a fine or be subject to a criminal investigation. They say that is when Riley voluntarily brought his computer to the station.

Police say they searched it and found inappropriate messages and photos of underage girls. According to police, one girl was a 13-year-old from Minnesota.

Police then executed a search warrant at Riley's home, and they say they found and seized computers and other electronic devices.

Riley was arrested on July 23, say police. He is charged with 3 counts of possession of child pornography, 1 count of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children, and 1 count of indecent liberties with a minor.

Riley is being held without bond, according to police.

In case you're wondering, police told us that the FBI message Riley had originally received was determined to be a virus and not a legitimate message.

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If you're interested in seeing another story about a man accidentally getting himself into trouble with police by asking about warrants, then you should see this story: http://dccrimestories.com/2013/07/01/armed-carjackers-forced-driver-to-sign-over-title/

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Prince William County police say Riley's arrest is their third arrest this month for cases involving juveniles sending inappropriate photso or messages to adults. Police are encouraging parents to closely monitor their children's internet use and check out the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children website for safety tips:  http://www.novadcicac.org/safetyforparents.htm

 

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