What is it with the DC area, and this type of disgusting activity?
Oh and I almost forgot, this arrest actually took place August 12th/08, that was six days ago, and, unless someone has better luck then me at googling or searching this, I could not find that any national mainstream news had picked this story up thus far.
Which I find curious.
Just the DC Examiner, Washington technology and I believe a Fox affiliate in the area.
Which got me thinking about something Nobody is writing about, blog link to the right.
So check it out!
WASHINGTON: The federal contract employee arrested in connection with the prolific distribution of child pornography late last week will remain behind bars without bail, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Peter W. North was arrested after an FBI investigation concluded he was behind the dissemination of nearly 1,000 digital files containing child pornography during a six-month period. Agents also found in his Alexandria home 80 gigabytes — about 250 hours of video, or 25,000 pictures — of child pornography on an external hard drive, according to a sworn statement by FBI agent Chad J. Gallagher. The files were distributed online via peer-to-peer networks like LimeWire, which is more commonly used to share copyrighted songs and videos.
North appeared in the U.S. Eastern District Court in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon, his lean body enveloped by a dark-green jumpsuit and his thin, straight hair parted down the center. He remained silent as his attorney, public defender Rachel Martin, waived his rights to a probable cause hearing.
(FYI: a probable cause hearing is the preliminary hearing that typically takes place after arraignment and before a serious crime goes to trial; the judge is presented with the basis of the prosecution's case and the defendant is afforded full right of cross-examination and the right to be represented by legal counsel. If the prosecution cannot make out a case of probable cause the court must dismiss the case against the accused.)
On Thursday, after searching his house, federal agents arrived at North’s office in Vienna where he worked as a contract employee for IBM “providing information technology services to the Department of Homeland Security.”
According to Gallagher’s affidavit, North verified an external drive containing child pornography would be found in his house.
After North waived his rights to the hearing Tuesday, Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan ruled he should remain behind bars, given “the situation in North Carolina.”
U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman James Rybicki declined to comment on what Buchanan meant.
But according to the affidavit, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children identified videos of a young girl engaged in sexually explicit activities in North Carolina found on North’s hard drive as someone the center believed to have been moved across state lines.