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Defense Dept Finds Dozens in Military Downloaded Child Porn

According to Fox News, a major federal investigation began in 2007 under the code name "Operation Flicker" that identified dozens of defense contractors and military officials who had purchased and downloaded child pornography onto their computers, sometimes onto government computers. The investigation identified more than 5,000 people who subscribed to child pornography websites. 


Some of the individuals who downloaded child porn had top level security clearances. The Department of Defense concluded through the investigation that the individuals who had purchased child porn put the "military and national security at risk by compromising computer systems, military installations and security clearances." The individuals also put the Department of Defense at risk for being blackmailed or subjected to bribery or threats. 
While some of the individuals have faced prosecution for their sex crimes, others had their charges dropped due to lack of current and sufficient evidence. One of those indicted on child pornography charges, a contractor from Virginia, fled the country before being prosecuted. Investigators believe he is hiding in Libya.  


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Investigation finds dozens of military officials and contractors downloaded child porn (FOX NEWS)

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