According to recently revealed documents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) halted a probe into a suspected pedophile to focus on J6 suspects.

“On January 6, 2021, the FBI explicitly chose to abandon a sting on a child pornographer in Virginia who was messaging with an undercover agent about having sex with a nine-year-old boy,” The Daily Wire reports.

“On December 2, 2020, a Task Force Officer (TFO) for the FBI, Washington Field Office, acting in an undercover capacity, posing as a father with a nine-year-old son (FATHER), was invited to join a private group on APP1. The purpose of the group was to discuss the sexual abuse of minor boys as well as the sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) of minor boys. APP1 user “gayboy69freak”, subsequently identified as the Defendant, Brogan Welsh (WELSH), sent a direct message to FATHER stating he was a 28-year-old male residing in Richmond, Virginia, who had a sexual interest in minor children as young as five years old,” the court documents read.

“APP1 user “gayboy69freak” expressed interest in traveling to Washington, DC to engage in sexual contact with the purported nine-year-old son of FATHER. APP1 user “gayboy69freak” expressed interest in urinating on children and disclosed to FATHER he had sexual contact with a younger cousin. Over the course of several weeks APP1 user “gayboy69freak” communicated with FATHER about traveling to engage in sex with the purported nine-year-old boy,” the documents read.

The IP address led the FBI to Brogan Welsh of Glenn Allen, Virginia, and it seemed the agency had everything needed to make an arrest.


However, the investigation was halted due to J6.

“On January 6, 2021, FBI, Washington Field Office, this investigation was halted due to events that occurred at the United States Capitol Building that day,” the documents read.

According to The Daily Wire, the suspect resurfaced in Alaska due to an unrelated case and he appeared to have molested a 10-year-old.

“FBI’s Washington Field Office explicitly made the decision to let a child pornographer go free to focus on January 6 defendants, they admitted in court docs. He went on to be caught with a 10-year old boy by authorities in Alaska,” investigative reporter Luke Rosiak said.





The Daily Wire reports:

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.

“The investigation has revealed that a 10-year-old boy was, in fact, residing at the residence belonging to Welsh,” the agents wrote.

In other words, because the FBI called off the dogs even after Welsh sent child porn to an FBI agent, he appears to have gone on to molest a 10-year-old.

It was as FBI agents worked through the Alaska case that they realized that the bureau’s Washington Field Office had slam-dunk evidence that it had never bothered to do anything with, and added it to charging documents filed November 6, 2023. The Alaska arrest of Welsh was made based on the initial child pornography crime in Virginia, not even his apparent crimes in Alaska.

The Washington Field Office wouldn’t say how many other ordinary criminal investigations were put on hold because of January 6, but it did acknowledge that resources were diverted.

“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,” the office told The Daily Wire in a statement. “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 sort of admission, that a case was dropped, rarely appears in court filings, because a dropped investigation means nothing ever makes it to court. Welsh’s case is an exception because he tripped the wires of a different field office in Alaska, which picked up the case.

Read the full court documents HERE.

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