By Peter Hermann
Copyright 2014 The Washington Post
A U.S. Air Force Reserve major was arrested Thursday at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., and charged with distribution of child pornography, according to District D.C. police.
David Riley, 37, of Tampa, Fla., appeared in U.S. District Court on Friday and was ordered detained until a preliminary hearing, set for Feb. 12.
D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali said Riley is charged with sending images of child pornography over the Internet to an undercover police officer. D.C. police, the FBI and the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations participated in the arrest. Riley is charged under federal statute.
Riley was at Fort McNair to participate in a national security course at the National Defense University, according to Linda J. Card, chief spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. She said Riley is an Air Force reservist assigned to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. His last day at Fort McNair was to be Feb. 7, when the course ends.