Child Porn Epidemic in Defense, Intelligence, other Agencies

When a pervert gets busted for child porn in Alachua County, Florida, they go directly to jail; when 5,200 Pentagon/DOD employees download child porn, with your tax money,
they remain free years later…how can we expect an end to child porn if we are selective in who we hold accountable for it?

Child  pornography found on Assistant U.S. Attorney’s computer

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Attorney General

U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530

Dear Attorney General Holder:

On May 31, 2011 I received a report from the Department of Justice (DOJ)  Office of Inspector General (OIG) in response to a request Senator Coburn and I  made to all Inspectors General to provide semiannual reports on closed  investigations, evaluations, and audits that were not disclosed to the  public.

This report contained what appears to be an inexcusable mishandling of  serious allegations against an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) which  calls into question the DOJ’s internal controls and prosecutorial discretion.   The report cites the following OIG investigation of an AUSA:

“The OIG conducted an investigation concerning allegations that an AUSA  was using his government computer to view inappropriate material on his  government computer.  The investigation determined that the AUSA routinely  viewed adult content during official duty hours, and that there was at least one  image of child pornography recovered on the AUSA’s government computer.  The  AUSA acknowledged that he had spent a significant amount of time each day  viewing pornography.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined prosecution.   Disciplinary action against the AUSA is pending.”

This report relates to OIG investigations from October 1, 2010 through  March 31, 2011 and was submitted two months later.  As the case for disciplinary  action is “pending” as of May 31, 2011, this means that, at the very least, the  DOJ has allowed an admitted serial viewer of pornography – possibly child  pornography – to serve as an AUSA for two months, if not longer, and has yet to  take action.  This is simply unacceptable and compounds the questions raised by  the fact that this AUSA was found to have “at least one image of child  pornography” on his government computer and yet he was not charged with a  crime.

Regarding the DOJ’s decisions in this case, I respectfully ask the  following questions:

1.      Is this individual still employed by the Department of  Justice?

a.       If so, in what capacity?

b.      If not, when did this individual leave employment with the  Department of Justice?

i.      Was this departure voluntary or were they terminated?

2.      Is this individual eligible for a government pension?

a.       If so, has the DOJ made any efforts to strip this individual of  his or her pension?

i.      If so, what efforts have been made?

ii.      If not, why not?

3.      What types of cases did this AUSA handle?

4.      Did the cases this AUSA was assigned to handle ever lead to any  interaction with children?

5.      Was the decision not to prosecute this individual made by the  U.S. Attorney’s Office in which he or she served?

a.       If so, did that raise any concerns regarding a conflict of  interest?

b.      If not, what office made the decision not to prosecute this  individual?

6.      How was this individual able to evade the DOJ’s pornography  filters?

7.      Has the DOJ made efforts to upgrade its pornography filters as a  result of this individual’s actions?

a.       If so, what efforts have been made?

b.      If not, why not?

Thank you for cooperation and attention in this matter.  I would  appreciate a response by July 21, 2011….

Sincerely,

Charles E. Grassley

Ranking Member

Committee on the Judiciary

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