Jay Riley, a 21-year-old Virginia man, was jailed last Tuesday after he allegedly brought his computer to a police station, and asked officers if they wanted to arrest him on child pornography charges.
According to Prince William County Police, Riley was surfing porn sites on his computer last week when an “FBI Warning Message” popped up on his screen.
Investigators say the message told Riley that he needed to pay a fine or be subject to a child pornography criminal investigation.
Taking the message seriously, Riley packed up his computer, headed down to his local police station and asked officers if there were any child porn warrants for his arrest.
Officers searched Riley’s computer and found several inappropriate photographs and chat log messages Riley had exchanged with a 13-year-old girl from Minnesota.
Armed with a search warrant, detectives seized a computer and several other electronic devices from Riley’s home.
Riley was booked into jail and charged with 3 counts of possessing child pornography, 1 count of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children and 1 count of indecent liberties with a minor.
The message that prompted Riley to go to a police station was later determined to be a virus that had been downloaded to his computer.