Staffer to House sergeant-at-arms arrested on 10 counts of child porn possession

In a shocking development out of the nation’s capital, a 41-year-old man working as an assistant to the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives was arrested last week on 10 counts of child pornography possession, as reported by The Hill.

According to Fairfax County, Virginia police, Stefan Bieret was taken into custody on multiple felony charges following the execution of a search warrant at his home in the town of Burke, the New York Post noted.

The apprehension of Bieret was reportedly set into motion when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip that a disturbing image had been uploaded to a Dropbox account belonging to someone in Fairfax County.

At that point, detectives initiated an investigation which ultimately led them to review the contents of the Dropbox account, which did indeed contain depictions of the sexual abuse of minors, according to the Post.

Once the account owner was identified as Bieret, law enforcement officers launched their search of his home, where a number of electronic devices were seized.

Bieret was arrested and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where a judge ordered him held without bond, according to police.

According to government transparency tracking organization Legistorm, the accused has been employed as a senior assistant and program manager in the office of the House sergeant-at-arms, the head of law enforcement for Congress’ lower chamber.

Though the Post reached out to William J. Walker, current House sergeant-at-arms, for comment on Bieret’s arrest, no response was received by the time the outlet’s story on the matter was published.

According to police in Fairfax County, all digital evidence gleaned during the search of Bierat’s home is under ongoing review for additional potential charges, and hopefully justice can be served on behalf of anyone who may have been victimized by his alleged crimes.