Thursday, July 31, 2008

About that GEO reporter being held in a NE Ohio jail.

Last week I posted here about Nayyar Zaidi, a GEO reporter from Pakistan that had reportedly been held in a NE Ohio jail for 4 months on terror charges.

I came up blank looking for more info. Twinster J's digging yielded no clues, either. Lucky for us, commenter Abdul J kept digging and came up with the goods. (Hey Abdul. Want a job? LOL) He discovered that wherever Nayyar Zaidi is, he was able to write a column on 7/29 for Jang.

Get this. We came up blank because Zaidi uses the name Nayyar as a pen name. His real name is SYED HAIDER KAR ZAIDI - and it's not terror charges he's being held on. Nope.

He got caught up in an internet sex sting run by the Feds, a kiddie sex sting.


Bound over - A federal grand jury will hear the case of a Virginia man who authorities say traveled to Ohio to have sex with whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. The FBI Internet Crimes Against Children task force arrested Syed Haider Kar Zaidi, 64, of Woodbridge, Va., last week. Zaidi traveled from his home to Jackson Township to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex after communicating online with a law-enforcement officer posing as the girl's mother, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Zaidi also faces state charges of attempted unlawful sex with a minor, attempted child endangering, attempted illegal use of a minor for sex performance and importuning, jail records show. Defense attorney Jeffrey Haupt said it is likely that the state charges will be dismissed as the federal case proceeds.

Abdul J swears it is all a big setup. Dinah not so much. (Quite frankly, it's hard for me to give the Feds that much credit.) And anybody out trolling for hot teen sex on the internet deserves to get caught - the Feds didn't make him click that mouse! (You can read Abdul J's comments here.)