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

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NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigator has been arrested on charges he sent sexually explicit images to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old boy.

Frederick L. Scheinin, 29, was charged with attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor.

He appeared Friday in Manhattan federal court and was released on house arrest with electronic monitoring. A message was sent to his defense attorney seeking comment.

Scheinin is accused of sending sexually explicit images to an agent posing as a 14-year-old boy. He also tried to arrange a meeting to have sex with the boy, according to a criminal complaint.

Before his arrest, Scheinin worked as a “diversion investigator” for the DEA’s New York field office before

“This arrest exemplifies that no one is above the law,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. “Our law enforcement partners will continue to bring all necessary tools to bear to apprehend individuals who wish to do harm to young children, no matter who they are.”

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