Ex-ABC journalist held for ‘transporting pornography’ trapped girls via Snapchat
A well-known former investigative journalist for ABC News has been reportedly arrested allegedly on charges of ‘transporting’ images depicting the sexual abuse of children.
According to the Department of Justice, Justice Gordon Meek, 53, native of Arlington, Virginia, coveted national security and the military, was arrested on Tuesday, months after his home was searched.
Reporterly, authorities found images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct on electronic devices taken from his home. Authorities also discovered multiple conversations in which ‘participants expressed enthusiasm for the sexual abuse of children.’
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He faces a charge of transpiration of child pornography, with a minimum of five years and 20-years in prison. According to court papers, the FBI’s investigation was triggered by a tip from Dropbox about videos showing the sexual abuse of children found in Match 2021 in an account that was associated with Meek.
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Reports have confirmed that Meek engaged with minors on platforms like Snapchat as one of the minors, who was interviewed by the law enforcement told authorities that Meek approached her through Snapchat. She further informed that Meek pressured her for sexually explicit photos.
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Reportedly, Meek joined ABC News’ Washington bureau as an investigative producer in 2013. He had previously worked for the New York Daily News and also served as senior counterterrorism adviser and investigator for the US House Committee on Homeland Security.