BREAKING: Ex-ABC News Producer Arrested For Sex Crime

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Award-winning ABC News producer James Gordon Meek was charged by federal prosecutors for allegedly transporting images depicting the sexual abuse of children.

The 53-year-old previously won four Emmy nominations and won an Emmy in 2017 for ABC News’ breaking news coverage.

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Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Meek was a producer who covered terrorism and major crimes for the network.

The website Dropbox tipped off police that Meek was potentially using the online service for criminal activity.

He was arrested after five suspected videos of child sexual exploitation material were located on his Dropbox account.

The FBI raided his residence as the investigation continues within the Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.

Meek was working on a book about President Joe Biden at the time of the FBI raid.

Authorities said, “Law enforcement seized multiple devices that allegedly contained evidence of the transportation of images of child sexual abuse.”

“In two of those conversations, a username allegedly associated with Meek received and distributed child sexual abuse materials through an internet-based messaging platform,” the statement reads.

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According to court documents, devices belonging to the producer allegedly contained images depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct and multiple chat conversations with users engaged in sexually explicit conversations where the participants expressed enthusiasm for the sexual abuse of children.

Rolling Stone reported after federal agents raided Meek’s home, prosecutors claimed they found pornographic images on the producer’s iPhone 8, iPhone 6, an external hard drive, and laptop depicting the abuse of children as young as a toddler.

Meek’s iPhone 8 allegedly contained messages and child pornography exchanged with another alleged pedophile.

In the messages, Rolling Stone reported, Meek allegedly appeared to confess to previously abusing children.

“Have you ever raped a toddler girl? It’s amazing,” he allegedly wrote in one exchange, Rolling Stone reported.