A staffer of the House Sergeant at Arms, who is tasked with overseeing security for the U.S. House of Representatives side of the Capitol Hill complex, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
41-year-old Stefan Bieret was arrested on Wednesday and now faces 10 felony charges relating to child abuse content.
According to The Washington Post, he is being held without bail and will appear in court next month. The newspaper reported the story over the weekend.
Bieret, who is a resident of Burke, Virginia, is the alleged owner of a Dropbox account which authorities discovered had several child sexual abuse images on it.
Initially, police say, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was notified that an illicit image may have been uploaded to the account.
This was then conveyed to an internet crimes against children task force, which launched an investigation.
When it was determined that the Dropbox account’s owner was a Fairfax County, Virginia resident, local detectives launched a probe.
The illicit content on the Dropbox account was discovered following a search warrant and subsequent warrants produced the alleged owner of the account: Bieret, who has been working on Capitol Hill since 2004, according to The Associated Press, which reported that he is a program manager to the House Sergeant at Arms.
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