Brian Doyle, Former Homeland Security Deputy Press Secretary




Most Corrupt Bush Appointees: Brian Doyle


April 4, 2006, Associated Press, MIAMI -- The Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was arrested for using the Internet to seduce someone he thought was a teenage girl, authorities said.

Brian 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 an undercover Polk County Sheriff's Computer Crimes detective, the sheriff's office said. Doyle sent the girl 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. On several occasions, Doyle instructed her 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.

Doyle was the fourth-ranking official in the department's public affairs office. He was "one of Homeland Security's primary voices to the public," according to USA Today.

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