Counter-Strike Co-Creator Reportedly Arrested Over Alleged Youngster Sexual Exploitation

Counter-Strike Co-Creator Reportedly Arrested Over Alleged Youngster Sexual Exploitation

Counter-Strike Co-Creator Reportedly Arrested Over Alleged Youngster Sexual Exploitation

Jess Cliffe, the co-creator of Valve's hugely popular Counter-Strike, has been arrested.

Reports originated from a local Seattle news outlet, Kiro 7, stating that Cliffe was detained in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Cliffe, who has been an employee of Valve video games since 2003 was booked just after 1am and was denied bail.

Cliffe and co-creator Minh Le began working on Counter-Strike, which was initially developed and released as a Half-Life mod, in 1999. Police have not yet commented further on the case. 'Reports suggest he has been arrested for a felony offence.

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"We are still learning details of what actually happened", Valve said in its statement to Kotaku. A bail hearing is scheduled for Friday, KIRO 7 reported. The newest version of the game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, is among the most popular games on Steam.

Dot Esports has reached out to Valve for more information.

Cliffe helped create Counter-Strike, a user-created modification of the game Half-Life, after Valve made that title's source code available for free. He's known as the voice of Counter-Strike, voicing the phrase "Counter-Terrorists Win!" and countless other VO in the game.

Cliffe doesn't have a previous criminal record, but KIRO 7 found that Cliffe had an assault case against him in 2013 that was dismissed from court.

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