Home > News > Defense CP Purchases Went Uninvestigated, Report Says • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Defense CP Purchases Went Uninvestigated, Report Says

Defense CP Purchases Went Uninvestigated, Report Says
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
  39.66%
Yes, but in a few years
  36.87%
No
  23.46%
Out of 179 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Sep 4, 2010 12:00 PM PDT    Text size: 
WASHINGTON — Of more than 250 civilian and military employees of the Defense Department that purchased child pornography online that turned up following a 2006 investigation, only a handful were pursued by the Pentagon, Defense Department records show.

The investigation conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, called Project Flicker, provided information on nearly 5,000 Americans with child porn website subscriptions. It also revealed hundreds of Defense Department employees — some of which had the highest available security clearance — that used credit cards or PayPal and provided military email and/or physical addresses to purchase website subscriptions.

Yahoo.com’s The Upshot news blog obtained Project Flicker investigative reports through a Freedom of Information Act request that show that 264 Defense employees purchased CP online. Nine of those had Top Secret Sensitive Compartmentalized Information security clearance, granting them access to the nation’s most sensitive secrets.

In total, 76 of the individuals had clearances, of which 52 were investigated by the Pentagon's Defense Criminal Investigative Service, and 10 were charged with viewing or purchasing child pornography.

ASACP CEO Joan Irvine weighed in on the matter.

‘It is shocking that the Pentagon, ICE, and others in charge would not investigate such acquisitions of purchasing child pornography,” Irvine said. “There should be the same zero tolerance of such crimes not matter who such criminals work for but especially people who are responsible for our country’s security. I doubt that such horrific behavior would be overlooked if a person worked for any other industry.”

The Upshot reports it spoke to an unnamed source close to Project Flicker that said lack of resources are the blame for the Pentagon’s negligence, noting that judges don’t issue warrants based on years-old evidence.

"We were stuck in a situation where we had some great information, but didn't have the resources to run with it," the source told The Upshot.

The source also told The Upshot that there was no systematic effort to inform the superiors of the 212 Project Flicker names that the DCIS didn’t investigate.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXXXOTICA Chicago

Jun 23 - Jun 25
Chicago, IL.

Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

QWEBEC Expo

Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!