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FBI Police Officer Charged with Felony Soliciting Minor via Computer by Bridgeport Detective

September 19, 2022

News Release | AP

BRIDGEPORT, WV - A member of the FBI Police has been charged with soliciting a minor via computer by Bridgeport Police.

Dale Edward Cheuvront Jr. was charged by Bridgeport Police Detective Lt. Gary Weaver, who has prosecuted scores of similar cases.

Cheuvront Jr., 52, of Fairmont, used the profile name “Don Marco” to contact a female Aug. 19 on a social media site who “stated she was 13,” Weaver alleged.

Despite the age reference, Cheuvront continued to communicate with the female, and a day later “stated that he wanted to meet with the female and the conversation turned sexual,” Weaver alleged.

Cheuvront described a sex act, set up a meeting location and was to “sneak into the house to have sex with her,” Weaver alleged.

The FBI Police work to protect the FBI, its employees and U.S. facilities and also identify potential threats and prevent and investigate crimes, the agency said in a job description brochure posted to the internet.

“We are aware of the arrest of an FBI employee,” the FBI said in response to a request for comment. “The FBI takes allegations of misconduct very seriously. As such, the incident has been referred to the FBI’s Inspection Division. We cannot comment further on an ongoing personnel matter.”

Harrison County Magistrate Mike Weiss set bond at $10,012, with multiple forms: Cash; 10% cash and 90% recognizance; property; and surety company/bail bondsman.

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