‘FBI Warning’ virus leads to Woodbridge man’s arrest
A Woodbridge man faces child pornography charges after he received an “FBI Warning” message on his computer and brought it to police.
Jay Matthew Riley went to the Garfield station July 1 asking if he had warrants on file for child pornography after he said an “FBI Warning” message on his computer said he needed to pay a fine or a criminal investigation would begin, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.
Riley “voluntarily brought his computer to the station and, following a search, several inappropriate messages and photos of underage girls were recovered,” Perok said.
After detectives identified one of the girls as a 13-year-old from Minnesota, officers served a search warrant at Riley’s home and took computers and other electronics, according to Perok.
Riley, 21, of 2806 Woodmark Dr. #201, was arrested July 23 and charged with 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 was held without bond, and his next court date was not available.
The original “FBI Warning” message was a virus and not legitimate, Perok said.
Riley’s is the third arrest this month by Prince William police in cases where juveniles sent inappropriate photos or messages to adults, Perok said.
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