Homeland Security Deputy Brian J Doyle
04/05/2006 - THE DEPUTY press secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security was arrested, on Tuesday, for using the Internet to seduce what he thought was a teenage girl, authorities said.
Brian J Doyle, 55, was arrested at his residence in Maryland on charges of use of a computer to seduce a child and transmission of harmful material to a minor. The charges were issued out of Polk County, Fla.
Doyle, of Silver Spring, Md, had a sexually explicit conversation with what he believed was a 14-year-old girl whose profile he saw on the Internet on March 14, the Polk County Sheriff`s Office said in a statement.
The girl was really an undercover Polk County Sheriff`s Computer Crimes detective, the sheriff`s office said.
Doyle sent pornographic movie clips and had sexually explicit conversations via the Internet, the statement said.
During other online conversations, Doyle revealed his name, that he worked for the Homeland Security Department, and offered his office and government issued cell phone numbers, the sheriff`s office said.
Doyle also sent photos of himself that were not sexually explicit, authorities said. One photo, which authorities released to the news media, shows Doyle in what appears to be homeland security headquarters. He is wearing a homeland security pin on his lapel and a lanyard that says "TSA."
The Transportation Security Administration is part of the Homeland Security Department.
On several occasions, Doyle instructed the girl to perform a sexual act while thinking of him and described explicit activities he wanted to have with her, investigators said.
Doyle later had a telephone conversation with an undercover deputy posing as the teenager and encouraged her to purchase a Web camera to send graphic images of herself to him, the sheriff`s office said.
He was booked into Maryland`s Montgomery County jail where he was waiting to be extradited to Florida, the sheriff`s office said.