Jake Tapper producer quits; is second CNN employee investigated for potential crimes against minors

The criminal investigation involves "serious allegations involving potential juvenile victims."

Updated: December 29, 2021 - 9:09pm

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A former CNN producer for Jake Tapper is under investigation for alleged crimes involving minors, according to reports.

Rick Saleeby is the second CNN producer who recently was reported to face a probe of this nature. He stepped down earlier this month from his role at the outlet, a spokesman for CNN told Fox News Digital

Virginia's Fairfax County Police Department confirmed the investigation to Fox, stating that it involves "serious allegations involving potential juvenile victims," adding that "detectives assigned to the Child Exploitation Squad of the Major Crimes Bureau are leading this investigation."

Police also stressed the importance of protecting the "personal privacy and safety of victims and witnessess."

The allegations against Saleeby were first revealed by conservative outlet Project Veritas. Some of the former producer's property was confiscated by Fairfax detectives at the "Child Exploitation Squad of the Major Crimes Bureau."

Project Veritas reported that alleged texts and video show Saleeby fantasizing about sexual acts with a young teenager.

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested John Griffin, a CNN producer and Chris Cuomo colleague who has since been fired from his position.

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