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Man faces child porn charges after fake 'FBI Warning' message online

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. -

A man was arrested and faces charges after police say a spyware message online prompted him to confess to child pornography possession.

Prince William County Police say 21-year-old Jay Matthew Riley walked into a district station in Woodbridge to ask if he had any warrants on file for child pornography.

Riley allegedly told officers that he received an 'FBI Warning' message on his computer while viewing child pornography at his residence.

Officers say Riley told them that the message said he must pay a fine or be subject to a criminal investigation.

Riley voluntarily brought his computer to the station where police found several inappropriate messages and photos of underage girls.

Detectives say they were able to identify one of the girls as a 13-year-old from Minnesota.

Officers later searched Riley’s home where other computers and electronic devices were seized.

Riley faces charges of possession of child pornography, using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children, and indecent liberties with a minor.

Investigators say the 'FBI Warning' Riley said he received was a virus and not a legitimate message.

Prince William County Police say this is the third arrest made this month and urge parents to monitor children’s internet use.

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