MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The FBI obtained the search warrant to search former MobileCounty Assistant District Attorney Steve Giardini's home in Aprilof 2009. The affidavit indicates the focus of the search was ahouse on Dauphin Street owned by Giardini.
But the document includes more than a list of what the FBI waslooking for, it also tells why.
In the seven page warrant, FBI special agent Arthur Roche saidhe was posing as a 15-year-old female named Diana Gautier fromDaphne, Alabama, when he met "Steven" in an online chat room.
It was the beginning of a three-and-a-half month relationshipinvolving telephone and online communications between "Steven" andthe officer posing as Diana.
According to the document, a picture Giardini allegedly sent toDiana matched the drivers license photo of S.G.
In the warrant the FBI agent also says, "Steven" asked Diana "ifshe had become serious enough with anyone in dating to havesex."
"Steven" said he wants to kiss her.
In one telephone conversation "Steven" told Diana "to go laydown in her bed while he said he was laying down in his."
In the document "Steven" stated that he was at his home whenthey were communicating online. He said he was "online in theevenings and at lunch, because he goes home from work to eatlunch."
Giardini spent a lot of time at work at the Child AdvocacyCenter where he was the assigned prosecutor handling casesinvolving sexually abused children.
According to the warrant, "Steven" had arranged to meet the girlon the same day FBI agents raided Giardini's home on April 4,2009.
The Alabama Attorney General's office is handing the prosecutionin the Giardini case.
The former Assistant D.A. is free on a $250 thousandbond.
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