Son of former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn arrested for sexual exploitation of a child

Seattle Police have arrested Jack McGinn, son of former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, on sexual exploitation of a child charges.

Police say they arrested 29-year-old Jack Francis Lynch McGinn after an online tip led them to his home.

The investigation started with a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, saying hundreds of child sexual abuse images were distributed.

Police say McGinn admitted to viewing and possessing the images, and officers found more evidence on electronic devices during the search of his home.

McGinn was arrested Friday morning for possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and dealing in depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

He was booked into King County Jail around 11 a.m.

McGinn served as Seattle Mayor from 2010 to 2014. While in office he prioritized environmental initiatives and promoted alternative transportation modes such as biking and public transit. He also advocated for the expansion of light rail and bike lanes in Seattle, earning support from environmental advocates and progressives. However, his administration faced challenges, including criticism of his management style and handling of city affairs. 

McGinn ran for re-election in 2013 but was defeated by Ed Murray in the primary election, indicating a shift in public sentiment. Despite this, McGinn remained active in Seattle's political scene, advocating for environmental causes and engaging in consulting on urban policy and sustainability.


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