HHS official convicted on child porn

Former HHS cyber security chief convicted on child porn charges

Timothy DeFoggi, who had been the lead IT specialist at the Department of Health and Human Services, was found guilty Tuesday for accessing and viewing child porn, and discussing his fantasies — which included the rape and murder of children — on message boards.

BY Leslie Larson Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Omaha Police Department

An ex-cyber security chief at the Department of Health and Human Services was convicted on Tuesday on several counts of child pornography.

Timothy DeFoggi, 56, was found guilty of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography.

He was listed as an employee with top clearance at the HHS up until January 2014, though he was charged and held without bail in May 2013.

According to his detention order, the court ruled that DeFoggi be held on the basis of an apparent “mental condition” that could impact his ability to appear in court.

He was arrested as part of an FBI investigation into three child pornography websites closed down by the agency in 2012.

His activities on the site included accessing child pornography and expressing sexual fantasies — including raping and murdering children — in his communication with other site members.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cyber-security-chief-convicted-child-porn-charges-article-1.1918467?cid=bitly

5 comments on “HHS official convicted on child porn

  1. peppermintfarm says:

    Oh, good grief! There is nothing but a bunch of criminals in DC in all those agencies and this one is despicable.

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  2. peppermintfarm says:

    “His activities on the site included accessing child pornography and expressing sexual fantasies — including raping and murdering children — in his communication with other site members.”

    Gee, bang up job guy.

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