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A suspect in the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history was charged with sexual assault in Loudoun County last year.

Joshua Schulte, who is in custody in New York on separate child pornography charges, was charged with one felony count of object sexual penetration and a misdemeanor count of unlawful filming for an incident that happened in Sterling in 2015.

“In August 2017, detectives with the LCSO Special Victims Unit were notified by law enforcement authorities involved in a separate investigation that they uncovered information regarding a possible sexual assault of an adult female that occurred in Loudoun,” LCSO spokesman Kraig Troxell told the Times-Mirror on May 18. “It was determined the suspect was known to the victim … The assault took place at a residence in the 45800 block of Peach Oak Terrace in Sterling. The subsequent investigation confirmed the identity of the suspect who was identified as Joshua A. Schulte, 28, formerly of Sterling.”

A former C.I.A. employee, Schulte was recently identified as the prime suspect in the “Vault 7 leak,” wherein someone provided Wikileaks with massive amounts of data, according to the Washington Post.

Authorities raided Schulte's New York apartment in 2017 in relation to the leak, which is when authorities discovered both child pornography and a picture of the sexual assault in Sterling.

Schulte, now 29, has pleaded not guilty in New York to the child pornography charges. His defense has claimed that numerous people had access to a computer on which child pornography was found, according to media reports.

While he's been identified as a person of interest in the C.I.A. leak, no charges have been brought against him in relation to that incident.


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Traitors ought to be shot.

Chris McHale

Claims he is being targeted begin in 3...2...1

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