Saturday, February 24, 2007

Former ACLU President Arrested for Child Pornography

A youth sports coach in Arlington County who is also a past president of Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) chapter was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, of Arlington, made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Alexandria and was detained pending a preliminary hearing Wednesday.It was unclear whether he had an attorney. A call to his home went unanswered. A federal agent said in a sworn affidavit Friday that Rust-Tierney has subscribed to various child-pornography Web sites the past several years. The affidavit states that Rust-Tierney also admitted to an agent Friday that he has downloaded videos and photos, which were found in a search of his home, from child porn sites. Arlington police are continuing their investigation and seeking information from the public on the case.