Dec 17, A Virginia police officer whose job was to investigate online sex crimes against children committed suicide Tuesday — moments before he was to be arrested for online sex crimes against children. Manassas police officer David Edward Abbott, Jr. Abbott, 39, was also part of the Northern Virginia-Washington D. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which was how he became the lead investigator in a case where year-old Trey Sim sent a photo to his year-old girlfriend. The warrant would have required Sim to report to a hospital and receive an injection to make his penis erect, which would have allowed Abbott to snap the photo. And that statement prompted Abbott to file a lawsuit against Foster, arguing that her comments were emotionally distressing and were ruining his reputation after being called a pedophile.
Law enforcement officials in Manassas, Va. Their first subject could be year-old Manassas City resident Trey Simms, who faces two felony charges for allegedly sexting his year-old girlfriend. Prosecutors intend to prove Simms's guilt by forcing him to provide police with photos of his erect penis, for which a judge actually granted a search warrant! Simms's attorney, Jessica Harbeson Foster, told the Washington Post that Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Claiborne Richardson presented the defense with two options: the teen could either plead guilty or be forced to provide illicit photos of his genitalia. As for how the prosecution would acquire such photos, Richardson reportedly said police would "just take him down to the hospital, give him a shot and then take the pictures that we need. Simms refused to plead guilty and, after police received their warrant, Foster filed a motion to allow her client to leave the county to visit his family. The teen is out of town for the moment, but he faces another court date on July In the meantime, the Post reports, both sides are still debating the necessity for additional "photographic evidence" of Simms's penis, which the defense has characterized as child abuse:. The irony is incredible.
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