A veteran field agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been arrested in Louisiana on a slew of charges, including sexual battery, attempted third-degree rape, aggravated crimes against nature, indecent behavior with children under the age of 13, obscenity, and witness intimidation. The FBI has long championed itself as the ultimate arbiter of morality within the United States.
FBI agent David Harris, 51, was arrested last week in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. According to local outlet WAFB 9, Harris the arrested agent was “most recently assigned to head up a regional division of the FBI that investigates online crimes against children, including child pornography.”
The charges against Harris stem from allegations stretching back half a decade to 2016, but could potentially go “much further.” Additionally, while Harris already faces charges in multiples jurisdictions of Louisiana, including East Baton Rouge Parish Ascension parish, and Orleans Parish, the investigation could also involve crimes committed in Texas and Florida.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore has stated, “And to understanding, both in Texas and in Florida. So to my understanding, it’s been a wide ranging investigation, over some period of time” according to WAFB.
Curiously, the exact details of the charges have been made secret as Harris’ entire arrest record has been ordered to be sealed from the general public. The FBI has refused to confirm whether Harris has been fired for the charges brought against him, and he was described as a current agent as of last Friday. An FBI spokesperson claimed, “The FBI is aware of the recent charges brought by the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit and the United States Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General against an FBI Special Agent, and we are fully cooperating on this matter.”
The FBI has made headlines in recent weeks for its mass arrest of hundreds of Americans who are suspected of attending former President Donald Trump’s rally at the Capitol on Jan. 6.