US FBI and Police Arrested Geo TV, Jang, The News Reporter in March 2008

Pakistani-American Journalist Nayyar Zaidi Still Locked Up in an Ohio Jail Since March 20/ 2008.

Mr Syed Haider K. Zaidi (pen name: Nayyar Zaidi) – Washington Correspondent or Washington Bureau Chief of Pakistan’s
Geo News TV, The News International (English newspaper) and Daily Jang (Urdu newspaper) – was arrested by the US FBI and the Police on March 20/ 2008 in Ohio, USA, on sex crimes charges. He is still locked up in an Ohio jail since March 2008. Read the following five American media-press news reports about Pakistani-American journalist Nayyar Zaidi who lives in Woodbridge, Virginia, USA and also read the version/ views of Mr. Zaidi about his arrest, detention and prosecution through the two Internet-Web links attached at the end of this special report:

Publisher: THE INDEPENDENT – Massillon, Ohio, USA

Man Arrested for Trying to Meet Teen

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio, USA, March 20/ 2008 – Authorities arrested a Virginia man Thursday accused of traveling to
Jackson Township to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Syed Haider Kar Zaidi, 64, of 12776 Captains Cove, Woodbridge, Va., was taken into custody at 3 p.m. in a parking lot at 4220 Belden Village St. N.W., according to jail records. The arrest culminated a two month investigation by local police and the FBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Jail records show Zaidi developed an online relationship with the girl and arranged to meet her for sex in the Belden Village area. The girl Zaidi was communicating with actually was an undercover officer.  Zaidi faces felony charges of attempted unlawful sex with a minor, attempted child endangering, attempted illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and importuning. Zaidi was the task force’s 98th arrest.

Feds Eyeing Internet ‘Predator’

Virginia man is 98th arrest by FBI task force; bond set at $ 200,000

MASSILLON, Ohio, USA, March 24/ 2008  – Federal charges are likely for a Virginia man who allegedly arranged to have sex with
a 13-year-old girl in Jackson Township.

Jeffrey Haupt, attorney for Syed Haider Kar Zaidi, 64, said Monday it
appears his client’s case will be sent to U.S. District Court in
Youngstown. Haupt said Zaidi could appear before a magistrate or judge later this week. “I have been in discussion with local and federal authorities about this case,” he said.

Zaidi was arrested Thursday night in a parking lot at 4220 Belden
Village St. N.W. following a two month investigation by local police
and the FBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Zaidi was
the task force’s 98th arrest.

According to jail records, Zaidi developed an online relationship with the girl and planned to meet her for sex in the Belden Village area. An undercover officer assumed the girl’s identity in an Internet chat room. Zaidi reportedly drove to the area from his home in Woodbridge, Va.

The case could be moved to federal court for several reasons, Haupt said, including the fact that Zaidi crossed state lines, the nature of the material involved in the case and the age of the purported victim. Local charges filed against Zaidi would be dropped if the case is transferred to the federal level, according to Haupt. “He would remain in the custody of the federal government pending an indictment or the filing of a bill of information,” Haupt said.
Zaidi was arraigned Monday in Massillon Municipal Court on felony
charges of attempted unlawful sex with a minor, attempted child
endangering, attempted illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented
material or performance and importuning.

He remains in the Stark County Jail in lieu of $ 200,000 bond. Haupt said he has advised family members not to post bond.

“I’m very confident if he does (post bond) that he will be taken into
federal custody,” Haupt said.
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Publisher: THE REPOSITORY – Canton, Ohio, USA

MASSILLON, Ohio, USA, March 21/ 2008  – Syed Haider Kar Zaidi, 64, of Woodbridge, Va., was arrested Thursday by the FBI Internet Crimes Against Children task force on felony charges of attempted unlawful sex with a minor, attempted children endangering, attempted illegal use of a minor for sex performance and importuning, jail records show.

Police said Zaidi traveled from his home to Damon’s at 4220 Belden
Village St. NW in Jackson Township, expecting to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex. FBI agents and Massillon and Jackson Township police arrested him. Among his interests was the production of child pornography, records show. He is the 98th person arrested by the FBI task force.

BOUND OVER

AKRON, Ohio, USA, March 27/ 2008  – 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. Task Force Nets Alleged Child Abuser

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio, March 21/ 2008  – A Virginia man has become the 98th person arrested by the FBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in a sex sting Thursday in the Belden Village area.

Syed H. Zaidi, 44 [64], of Woodbridge, who works for a newspaper in Pakistan, was arrested at 3 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot
at 4220 Belden Village St. NW, Stark County Jail records said. He was charged with pandering obscenity involving juveniles, felony child endangering, importuning and unlawful sexual conduct with children.

He was arrested by Massillon Police with assistance by the township police, FBI and Fugitive Crimes Task Force after an investigation that stretched nearly two months, police said.

Police said Zaidi used the Internet to arrange sexual activity with a
13-year-old girl.

Reach Repository writer Lori Monsewicz at (330) 580-8309 or e-mail: lori.monsewicz@cantonrep.com .

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(1) Pakistani Journalist Questioned By FBI
http://www.rcfp.org/news/mag/27-3/new-somejour.html

(2) Nayyar Zaidi Behind Bars in USA!
http://isalim.blogspot.com/2008/07/nayyar-zaidi-behind-bars-in-usa.html

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Peter  |  August 20, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    This is american double standard, Nayyar Zaidi’s only fault is that he is an honest journalist. Shame on american FBI and CIA