Valve Suspends Counter-Strike Co-Creator Following Disturbing Allegations

Counter Strike

Counter Strike

Jess Cliffe, one of two creators of the iconic first-person shooter game Counter-Strike, was arrested and booked for sexual exploitation of a child in Seattle Thursday morning, local station KINO 7 reported Thursday.

A statement from Valve obtained by Kotaku said that Cliffe has been suspended from the developer while the company investigates. Kiro 7 suggests Cliffe will attend a bail hearing on Friday afternoon, though Kotaku reports that he was denied bail. Police have not released details of the crime and did not say whether a child was harmed. As such we have suspended his employment until we know more'.

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The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 49,778 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,378,632.96.

Valve later announced that it had suspended Cliffe after learning that he had been arrested for a felony offense.

Counter-Strike was created initially as a Half-Life mod in 1999 by Cliffe and fellow designer Minh Le.

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Grandi said the violence was "purging South Sudan of the people who should be the greatest resource of a young nation". The United States is South Sudan's biggest aid provider, and was a major backer of its 2011 independence from Sudan.

Counter-Strike and its predecessors continue to thrive as an immensely popular multiplayer titles since its release.

According to Washington state legislature, it can include elements of commercial sexual abuse of a minor or 'depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit content, ' such as creation, distribution or possession of depictions of child pornography. He has no criminal record, though there was an assault case against Cliffe in 2013 that was dismissed.

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Cliffe helped create the video game Counter-Strike, pictured.

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