Homeland Security Press Secretary Arrested

4-5-06 - The deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security has been arrested. Authorities say he used the Internet to try to seduce what he thought was a teenage girl.

Brian Doyle was arrested on charges of use of a computer to seduce a child and transmission of harmful material to a minor. The charges were issued out of Polk County, Florida. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Doyle had a sexually explicit conversation with what he believed was a 14-year old girl whose profile he saw on the Internet.

The "girl" was actually an undercover Polk County Sheriff's Computer Crimes detective. The Homeland Security Department isn't commenting on details of the investigation but a spokesman promises full cooperation.

Doyle is expected to be placed on administrative leave.