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A House deputy sergeant-at-arms has been arrested and charged in a child pornography case, police in Fairfax County, Va.

Stefan Bieret, 41, of Burke, was arrested on Wednesday after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) contacted authorities about a “potentially illegal image uploaded to a Dropbox account,” according to a statement press release.

Detectives executed a search warrant on the Dropbox account and determined that it belonged to a resident of Fairfax County. Additional images containing child sexual abuse material were also found on the account, the Fairfax County Police Department said.

“Subsequent search warrants led detectives to identify the owner of the Dropbox account,” the press release said. “Yesterday, detectives executed a search warrant at his home and recovered several electronic devices.”

Bieret was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He was taken to the county adult detention center and held without bail, police said.

Burke is located approximately 20 miles from Washington, DC

The House Sergeant-at-Arms office declined an NBC News request for comment. The congressional staffing website, LegiStorm, shows that Bieret was employed by the office.

It is not known if Bieret obtained a lawyer.


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