A former journalist was convicted by a New York court on Monday for trying to find a mother who had physical assault with her two young children.
The officers arrested Peter in a stab operation
The U.S’s attorney gave a statement, he said that 29-year-old Peter Bright, who wrote for Ars Technica, was found guilty of luring a boy. In May, federal authorities arrested Bright during a stab operation when he tried to find an agent who pretended to be the mother of a 7-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.
A month before his arrest, Bright contacted the undercover agent online. During his correspondence, the technical reporter discussed physical molestation with the two children and asked the officer for photos of them.
The mother informed that her kids have been assaulted
According to the New York Post, federal agencies have reported finding Bright on a fetish and BDSM social media platform. The Bright team of lawyers claimed they were in an “age game” and gathered evidence of law enforcement only to find that they were in contact with a real mother who suggested that his children have been molested physically.
The first trial against Bright in February ended in a tie because the jury was unable to reach a verdict.
The former journalist faces a prison sentence of at least 10 years on June 29.