The Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly halted a probe into an alleged child pornographer in Virginia to investigate participants in the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.
The decision, according to The Daily Wire’s Luke Rosiak, came after an undercover FBI agent received video of “a prepubescent minor male being anally penetrated by an adult male’s erect penis.” The alleged predator was exchanging messages with the undercover agent about having sexual intercourse with a prepubescent boy.
Following the Jan. 6 riot, the FBI’s Washington Field Office chose to prioritize investigating the breach of the Capitol.
Federal agents recently tracked down the same man, now residing in Alaska, where he’s accused of worse crimes.
On December 2, 2020, an internet user with the screen name “gayboy69freak” messaged an undercover agent with the FBI’s Washington Field Office, who was posing as a father pimping out his 9-year-old son, and told him that he wanted to travel to D.C. to have sex with the boy. The man also sent the agent a video of “a prepubescent minor male being anally penetrated by an adult male’s erect penis.” His IP address led the FBI to Brogan Welsh of Glenn Allen, Virginia. What appears to be a slam-dunk case against a child predator was abruptly abandoned just one month later. “On January 6, 2021, FBI, Washington Field Office, [decided] this investigation was halted due to events that occurred at the United States Capitol Building that day,” court documents say. The man was only arrested, and the court documents only filed, because Welsh moved to Alaska and crossed the Anchorage FBI’s radar in an unrelated perversion investigation. On October 24, 2023, after coming across troubling chats from Welsh on a phone they seized from a different alleged pervert, Alaska FBI agents went into his house and “located items including sex toys that are very small in size and apparently consistent with the body size of an approximate 10-year-old boy,” as well as children’s underwear.
Federal agents later discovered “that a 10-year-old boy was, in fact, residing at the residence belonging to Welsh.”
Rosiak posted a screenshot containing an excerpt of Welsh’s alleged messages to the undercover agent in December 2020:
“So am I coming over for a night of sex?,” gayboy69freak texted at 5:16 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2020. “That’s like the only day I could,” he added two minutes later.
“I can do Monday after he finishes school,” the agent promptly replied.
In a statement to The Daily Wire, the bureau’s Washington Field Office claimed other criminal investigations weren’t affected as it diverted resources to investigating Jan. 6:
In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, WFO resources were surged to support the FBI’s response and investigation. However, WFO continued to diligently pursue its ongoing investigations. While we can’t speak to the specific circumstances of this case, the FBI takes all crimes against children investigations extremely seriously, and we must follow the facts where they lead and collect enough evidence to pursue prosecution.
This article first appeared in American Liberty News. Republished with permission.