Pentagon Employees Watch Child Porn


Remember the news back in April that, while the economy crashed, senior staffers at the federal government’s Securities and Exchange Commission were spending hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system?
Now comes news that employees and contractors of the Pentagon are buying and watching child porn on the taxpayers’ dime. Not only is porn-watching on government computers illegal, it is against the law for all Americans to purchase and view child pornography. Worse still, some of the Pentagon child porn creeps have high-level security clearances, which makes them national security hazards because their sexual perversion makes them vulnerable to blackmail. 
On July 23, 2010, Dana Hedgpeth of the Washington Post reports that “Federal investigators have identified about 20 Pentagon employees and contractors accused of buying and downloading online child pornography and in some cases used their government-issued computers to view the illegal material.”
According to a 94-page report released by the Defense Department’s inspector general’s office, some of those involved possessed top-secret security clearances and worked for such divisions as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. Those agencies deal with some of the government’s most sensitive intelligence and defense work.

The number of Pentagon employees investigated was not disclosed in the report, but a Pentagon spokeswoman said the probe involved about 20 people who had an “affiliation with the Defense Department” as full-time employees, former military members or contractors. Some of those people have been prosecuted, and some of their cases were dropped for lack of evidence. Other cases remain open.

The cases are part of a wider probe, Operation Flicker, which was started by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement four years ago and which has identified more than 5,000 people who subscribed to online child pornography websites.

The cases detailed in the new report include one involving an employee of Oracle Corp. who had a top-secret clearance and worked on a contract for the National Security Agency. The man subscribed to various child pornography websites and made 21 purchases. After authorities started investigating him, the report said, he attempted to tamper with computers at his office. He was put on administrative leave with pay. He later fled to Libya but was arrested and extradited to the United States.

Another case involved a government employee at the National Defense University in Norfolk who made two purchases from a child pornography website. He pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to five years in prison.

It is illegal to access pornography with a government computer.

~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Pentagon Employees Watch Child Porn

  1. Here again is another example of a government gone wrong. A complete house cleaning is in order and hopefully someone will go in there and do some serious sweeping and vacuuming.
    This behavior has been condoned by Congress and other bureaucrats for many years. It is now time to bring it to an end.

     
    • Only if they’re not minorities, Democrats or (hush) muslims… you know how things usually go then.

       
  2. Terry from CO

    If children aren’t safe, why would we think the Sociopath’s dog is?
    This is one of the reasons why our country is in so much trouble, no one running it is doing their job! They are all tapping away on child porn sites. Why do these sites exist, when there is laws against them in the U.S.? You guessed it, free speech. Still, with laws against it, any child porn which is originating in the U.S. should be exposed through their ISP and closed down. Not likely, since the country seems to be run by perverts and pedophiles, Oy E Vay!

     
  3. They must have found the links the Clintonistas left behind.
    -Dave

     
  4. Holy shit, the majority of the senate must be catholics. Long live the pope!

     
  5. This doesn’t surprise me at all. The DCIS didn’t have the resources because those resources are often misused. DoD criminal investigative activities are regularly misused. They are often used to carry out witch hunts on behalf of Senior DoD officials with their own agendas. Mean while real criminals get away with their actions. I read other articles regarding project flicker that indicate through reliable information that many of the people involved in the child porn were in fact senior DoD officials. This is shameful. The DoD clearly let this fall thru the cracks and didn’t do much about it. They just kind of “went thru the motions” giving the appearance that something was being done. I read a redacted copy of a DoD IG final report of investigation on this matter and it was pretty much a joke as far as action taken. They did of course identify a few “fall guys” that went to jail but the evidence was so strong in those few cases that they couldn’t ignore it. One of the subjects that was identified involved in this was a Navy Captain (O-6). Nothing was done to him. They didn’t even try.

     

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