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Feds: DEA investigator tried to entice 14-year-old boy

Posted at 3:51 AM, Jan 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal investigator has been charged with sending sexually explicit images to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old boy.

Frederick Scheinin faces federal counts of attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor.

A message was sent to his defense attorney seeking comment. Scheinin worked as a diversion investigator for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New York.

Authorities said he sent sexually explicit images to an agent posing as a 14-year-old boy.

They say he also tried to arrange a meeting to have sex with the boy.