Leesburg Police Department Arrests Local Man in Child Pornography Case

Leesburg, VA – In a significant development, the Leesburg Police Department has confirmed the arrest of 42-year-old Luke Mulligan, a resident of Leesburg, on allegations of child pornography. Mulligan faces two counts of possession of child pornography, marking a pivotal moment in an extensive investigation led by local law enforcement.

The arrest occurred this morning, following a coordinated effort that saw detectives executing a search warrant at Mulligan’s residence on Rockbridge Drive, SE, in Leesburg. The investigation, which led to today’s action, was initiated after authorities discovered sexually explicit materials involving minors on an electronic device belonging to Mulligan.

This operation was supported by a collaborative effort among several law enforcement agencies, highlighting the commitment of both local and national entities in combating internet crimes against children. The NOVA-DC Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which includes the Virginia State Police, Homeland Security Investigations – Washington, DC, Herndon Police Department, Fairfax County Police Department, and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, played a crucial role in the investigation.

Following his arrest, Mulligan was taken to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, where he is currently being held without bond. Authorities have indicated that additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.

The Leesburg Police Department has expressed its gratitude to the local, state, and federal agencies that contributed to the investigation, underscoring the importance of interagency cooperation in addressing such serious offenses.