Jess Cliffe, the co-creator of Counter-Strike, a successful video game, was arrested and accused of having sexually exploited a child. According to reports, he has yet to be charged. The Police did not issue any comments on the case by the time this article was published.
According to a record obtained by news sources, Cliffe was booked for arrest Thursday, at 1:17 AM PT in the King County Jail. He was denied bail but was also not charged with any crime.
Little information has been currently revealed. Cliffe is reportedly expected to have a bail hearing on Friday afternoon.
He is now suspended from his activity as a computer game designer for the Valve Corporation.
“We are still learning details of what actually happened. Reports suggest he has been arrested for a felony offense. As such we have suspended his employment until we know more”, said a spokesperson for Valve Corp.
Jess Cliffe Doesn’t Have a Criminal Background
Jess Cliffe has been working for Valve Corporation since 2003. He does not have a criminal history, and the police have made no prior visits to his home before this arrest, according to reports.
Cliffe’s only other encounter with authorities was back in 2013 when he pleaded not guilty to assault charges. These charges were later dismissed.
Cliffe created the famous Counter-Strike together with Minh Le in 1999, while a student at Virginia Tech.
The video game went to become a worldwide success. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a newer version of the game, currently has more than 500,000 players and over 1,7 million reviews.
CS players might also know Cliffe for his being the voice behind the phrase Counter-Terrorists Win! The game involves counter-terrorists who are trying to prevent a terrorist attack.
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