Fairfax County police launched a criminal investigation into Rick Saleeby. Saleeby was a former senior producer of Jake Tapper's "The Lead." Fox News confirmed that to Fox News.
According to Fairfax County Police Department, the investigation involves "serious allegations involving potential juvenile victims" and "detectives assigned the Child Exploitation Squad at the Major Crimes Bureau lead this investigation."
This probe seems to be linked to Project Veritas' report, which alleges Saleeby requested nude photos from a 15-year old girl. Fox News was told by cops that they were in contact with Project Veritas.
According to the Washington Examiner, Saleeby quit his position as "The Lead" following the publication detailing disturbing allegations.
Fox News also received confirmation from a CNN representative that the "person in question" had resigned earlier in the month.
The Examiner reported that Saleeby's Fairfax County home was raided and that electronic equipment was seized.
Saleeby's case follows that of another CNN producer, who is under criminal investigation.
According to the Justice Department, John Griffin (44), was arrested earlier this month by a federal grand jury in Vermont for trying to "induce minors [to engage in illegal sexual activity]".
According to court documents, he allegedly tried to lure at most four girls aged 16, 14, 13, and 9 to his Vermont ski house to attend "training sessions" on "spanking and "c-k worship." He claimed that a "woman" is any woman regardless of age.
According to the Justice Department, Griffin "advised" a mother with nine- and thirteen-year-old girls that she needed to make sure her daughters were properly trained. Griffin then allegedly gave $3,000 to the mother so that the nine-year-old and her mother could fly from Nevada to Boston in July 2020.
If convicted, he will be sentenced to a term of 10 years to his entire life imprisonment.
The former "New Day" producer bragged on LinkedIn about working "shoulder-to-shoulder with lead anchor Chris Cuomo, seeing him through each show and producing live breaking news across the country and around the world."
CNN spokesperson told The Post that Griffin was fired by the network after his arrest.
Cuomo was fired by the network after he admitted to secretly helping his brother, the former governor. Andrew Cuomo was fired after he was informed of unspecified allegations regarding sexual misconduct that date back to Chris Cuomo's time at ABC News.