As if all of the furor over port security and mismanagement of funds
weren’t enough, the Department of Homeland Security got another black eye this
week with the arrest of one of its spokesmen for soliciting an underage girl
Brian Doyle, deputy press secretary for the department, was arrested
Wednesday, April 5, after engaging in sexually explicit chats on the Internet
with an investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl.
The Associated Press reported that Doyle, 55, allegedly revealed his name during the conversations
and bragged about working for the Department of Homeland Security. He also gave
out his government-issued cell phone number.
Doyle, who lives in Maryland, also allegedly sent the girl pornographic
movie clips as well as non-pornographic photos of himself. He also repeatedly
asked her to send pictures of herself and allegedly described explicit
activities he wanted to do with her, The AP reported.
Maryland officials arrested Doyle at his home and
seized his computer.
Doyle was placed on administrative leave Wednesday morning pending
further investigation into the charges, according to The AP.