Former ABC senior producer James Gordon Meek, 53, has been indicted on three counts of child pornography.
The FBI raided the Emmy-winning producer’s Arlington, Virginia home nearly one year ago for evidence.
According to reports, the Department of Justice charged Meek with transporting images of child pornography.
April 14th is his scheduled arraignment date, per the Daily Mail.
REPORT: Former ABC senior producer James Gordon Meek has been indicted on three counts of child pornography.
The charges come nearly one year after the FBI raided his Arlington, Virginia home for evidence.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) April 9, 2023
Ex-ABC Senior Producer Who Rolling Stone Covered For Indicted On Child Porn Charges https://t.co/VQJs3GsYRB
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) April 9, 2023
Daily Mail had further details:
If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Meek’s predatory behavior was first exposed when Dropbox alerted authorities to child porn stored in his account in March 2021, The New York Post reported. The FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force led the investigation.
In April 27, 2022, DOJ agents then raided his penthouse apartment in which they seized a laptop, external hard drive, and multiple iPhones that reportedly contained child porn. Shortly after, he abruptly resigned from the network.
The child pornography charges come nearly two months after his January 31 arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 14, as per docket calendar.
As Zero Hedge explained, Rolling Stone’s Editor-in-Chief omitted a key fact from the investigation into Meek in the outlet’s article about the FBI raid.
Rolling Stone EIC covered for him
As we noted last month, after the FBI conducted a raid on a journalist last April, Rolling Stone framed it as an abuse of power – writing that it was “quite possibly, the first” carried out by the Biden administration on a reporter – in this case, former ABC national security reporter James Gordon Meek, who was previously an investigator for the House Homeland Security Committee.
The truth is that Editor-in-Chief Noah Shachtman edited the article to remove all mention that the raid was part of a federal investigation into child porn, according to NPR.
Rolling Stone broke the story of an FBI raid on the home of national security journalist James Gordon Meek. As edited, the story left out a key detail originally included: why Meek had been targeted. https://t.co/zajU77kUh3
— NPR (@NPR) March 22, 2023
Tatiana Siegel, the reporter who wrote the article for Rolling Stone, intended to include that the FBI raided Meek as part of a federal investigation into images of child sex abuse.
NPR wrote last month:
As the story noted, Siegel’s sources told her “federal agents allegedly found classified information on Meek’s laptop during their raid.” Siegel reported that Meek left his job at ABC after the raid; a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster evaporated.
As edited by Rolling Stone Editor-in-Chief Noah Shachtman, however, the article omitted a key fact that Siegel initially intended to include: Siegel had learned from her sources that Meek had been raided as part of a federal investigation into images of child sex abuse, something not publicly revealed until last month.
Why did Rolling Stone suggest Meek was targeted for his coverage of national security, rather than something unrelated to his journalism?