According to Seattle news station KIRO 7, Counter-Strike co-creator Jeff Cliffe was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child. Cliffe was arrested booked at the King County Jail and according to booking records acquired by Kotaku, Cliffe was denied bail.
While the nature of Cliffe’s arrest is unknown, these types of charges are usually related to the creation of child pornography.
Valve reached out to Kotaku and issued the following statement..
“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.”