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  • Police Officer for the Department of Defense Pleads Guilty to...

    VIA: http://washingtondc.fbi.gov/dojpress...wfo042011a.htm


    For Immediate Release
    April 20, 2011 United States Attorney's Office
    District of Columbia
    Contact: (202) 514-7566

    Police Officer for the Department of Defense Pleads Guilty to Traveling into the District of Columbia to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct and Enticing a Minor Child

    WASHINGTON—Matthew McMullen, a 27-year-old police officer working for the Department of the Defense, pled guilty today to traveling interstate to engage in illicit sexual conduct and enticing a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

    McMullen, of California, Md., entered the guilty plea in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Honorable Gladys Kessler is to sentence him July 12, 2011. McMullen faces a maximum sentence of 30 years of imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faces a likely sentencing range of 46 to 57 months in prison.

    According to the government’s evidence, on February 4, 2011, an undercover officer with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force entered a social network site. The defendant contacted the undercover officer and they subsequently began communicating that day by e-mail. During their conversation, McMullen expressed interest in having sexual contact with an underaged child. The defendant traveled from Maryland to a pre-arranged meeting place in Washington, D.C. When he arrived at the meeting place, he was arrested.

    This case was brought as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative and investigated by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and MPD. In February 2006, the Attorney General created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

    In announcing the guilty plea, U.S. Attorney Machen, Assistant Director McJunkin and Chief Lanier praised the MPD detectives and special agents of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. They also commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Julieanne Himelstein, who is prosecuting the case.


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    While I am sure some will raise their voice and say one thing or another, this person does not represent the DoD as a whole. As with any job, there will be issues, just hate to see one like this. Keep your heads up and stay safe.
    Originally posted by SSD
    It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
    Originally posted by Iowa #1603
    And now you are arguing about not arguing..................

  • #2
    Looks like NotASOONERFan is going away for a long time........disgraceful. Good riddance, you pedophile!
    Just another squirrel, tryin' to get a nut......

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    • #3
      Just did a little research on the forums... such a shame.

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      • #4
        It sickens me to have our badge tarnished by this POS.
        Never ask a man if he served in the Marine Corps! If he earned the title "Marine" he will tell you, if he didn't, there is no need to embarrass him.

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