"Dr Pizza" Arrested By Feds, Bitcoin and Ether Markets Rally, And More News Updates

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Peter Bright, who went by the handle "Dr Pizza" on Twitter, was arrested by the FBI for enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.

The exchange published in the criminal court filing is quite explicit. It is between an undercover FBI agent posing as the mother of two children online and Bright. Heavy (https://heavy.com/news/2019/06/peter-bright-dr-pizza/) has the details: "According to a complaint filed in the Southern District of New York, Peter Bright contacted an undercover FBI agent through a website called KinkD. The FBI agent was posing as the mother of a 9 year old boy and a 7 year old girl. She posted a message to the site seeking to chat with people who could teach her children lessons about the 'birds and the bees.'"

Bright has been denied bail as he was deemed a danger to society, and is now in jail.

In other news, leading cryptocurrency markets have rallied broadly this week, with Bitcoin up about 3.3% and Ethereum up about 5.5% over the last 24 hours in US dollar terms, according to CoinMarketCap.com. 

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