Child Porn Probe Leads To FBI Headquarters

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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I did a search, but didn't see that this had been posted yet.

The FBI has child sex predators working for them? Who'd a thought?

www.thesmokinggun.com...


JANUARY 5--The government’s pursuit of suspects trafficking in child pornography recently led federal agents to a familiar address--the FBI’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where a bureau official is the subject of an ongoing criminal probe, The Smoking Gun has learned.

The investigation by the Department of Justice’s inspector general is focusing on FBI employee Joseph Bonsuk’s receipt of nearly 80 illicit images that were e-mailed to him by an Illinois sex offender whose rap sheet includes felony convictions for bank robbery and solicitation of a minor.


Court records reveal that Bonsuk’s name surfaced in the wake of an FBI probe of Ronald Norweathers, an Illinois felon who was arrested in December 2009 for allegedly sharing hundreds of illicit images and videos via the GigaTribe peer-to-peer network. A criminal complaint notes that Norweathers, 29, unknowingly allowed access to his child porn stash to three different undercover operatives.


Following his arrest, Norweathers, pictured at left, “voluntarily authorized the FBI to take over control of and use his ‘online presence.’” This tactic allows agents to secretly assume control of a suspect’s screen names, nicknames, and e-mail addresses, which can provide immediate access to networks of child porn traders.


A subsequent subpoena revealed that Bonsuk was the AOL account’s subscriber. His contact information included telephone numbers at his Baltimore home and *SNIP*, which is a number at FBI Headquarters,” according to an affidavit sworn by a Department of Justice investigator.

After realizing that Bonsuk worked for the FBI, investigators secretly copied the hard drive of Bonsuk’s office computer. While a forensic examination did not turn up any illicit images, a variety of evidence retrieved from the machine linked him to the AOL address “utilized by Bonsuk on March 13, 2009 to receive child pornography.”


Seriously, I'm not surprised. These types get into high level jobs in federal and local law enforcement and feel as though they are above the law and won't get caught. I hope this piece of crap is in for a very rude awakening. Alas, they'll probably keep him in protective custody.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Yeah, but what better way to nab a child predator. Then to use a child predator. They know what to look for and where the sites are.

I think the FBI is only using it to their advantage. Which they should. It will catch them a lot faster and get them off the street.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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Well...There are TWO very interesting things here. First, of course, we have perverts in the Hoover building. Hmm.. Hoover.. Pervs... Pervs.. Hoover.. Okay, not that surprising I suppose. The sheer idiocy of it all it a little surprising though. lol...

Second though, is the more interesting part. I had no idea the FBI just slipped right into the Online identities of people they bust. Now that IS something worth knowing. Sure, this is on Child Porn and I'm no perv....but the Feds do far more than that, of course...and I'll just bet these tactics are used in other areas too. Thanks for the share!

S/F!



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:25 PM
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I do know that when the FBI do child porn investigations....the agents often pose as predators....in order to catch the real predators. I am hoping the agent is question was just investigating and not a fan of the photos and information in question.


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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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Since he didn't actually have any child porn on his computer & actually worked for law enforcement, perhaps he was building a case against some child pornographers.

If he is a kiddie fiddler, then bring it down on him.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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All good comments and suggestions.


Here's another article that's somewhat related:
"Stung By FBI, Perverted State Department Employee Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case"
www.thesmokinggun.com...

It seems as though law enforcement is are cleaning house within their internal and federal departments. Good for them! I wouldn't want to work beside these creeps either. I wonder who else they'll discover is into kiddie porn?
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:13 PM
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Great follow-up link on that. I think two steps would cut a shockingly large % of law enforcement and federal empoyees related to it at once.

1. Hair based drug tests for every last one of them with absolutely NO warning or notice.

2. A 100% surprise audit of their computers, smart phones and home PC's. Hey, they do it to us? How about seeing what THEY have on THEIRS.

By your story here...I think there would be enough to find so courts were kept busy for a very long time just handling those cases. We might even flush some garbage out of the system while we're at it. Great thread here.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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I am 100% with you on your suggestions.
The system needs to be flushed out and everyone who is in it for personal gains needs to be outed. It disgusts me to no end that scum like this is working for the ones who are busting others for the same thing they're doing. I can just see them after a bust laughing all the way home to look at the smut on their computers -- or worse.

I don't find it the least bit out of line if they were to have their computers and personal devices checked periodically for illegal files and information. It must be done in order for the public to gain back some of the trust in the system because, at the moment, it's rock bottom. Between the banks, government, police brutality, and all the other corruption we read/hear about, news like this is refreshing.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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From the article:


While reviewing a Yahoo account used by Norweathers, FBI agents discovered “several exchanges” with an AOL e-mail account. One March 2009 correspondence from Norweathers to the AOL account included a file with 78 child porn images. After the file was sent, Norweathers received an e-mail from the AOL account saying, “I don’t want kiddie porn scary.” Norweathers responded, “well duh pick through for the teen stuff I sent how it came to me.”

A subsequent subpoena revealed that Bonsuk was the AOL account’s subscriber. His contact information included telephone numbers at his Baltimore home and *SNIP* , which is a number at FBI Headquarters,” according to an affidavit sworn by a Department of Justice investigator.

After realizing that Bonsuk worked for the FBI, investigators secretly copied the hard drive of Bonsuk’s office computer. While a forensic examination did not turn up any illicit images, a variety of evidence retrieved from the machine linked him to the AOL address “utilized by Bonsuk on March 13, 2009 to receive child pornography.”



The owner of the AOL account clearly stated that “I don’t want kiddie porn scary.”

This may be a set-up on Bonsuk. This investigation is nowhere near complete. Let's see where it goes when all stones are overturned.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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I'll agree that this part is rather sketchy:


While a forensic examination did not turn up any illicit images, a variety of evidence retrieved from the machine linked him to the AOL address “utilized by Bonsuk on March 13, 2009 to receive child pornography.”


Maybe he used to accept kiddie porn, but he started getting paranoid and stopped? It's hard to say, but, yes, I believe you're right when you say that this investigation is far from over. Maybe one of his former porn contacts got busted and turned him in for a plea deal? It's hard to say right now why they would target him if there was no good reason.

I'll be keeping my eyes open on this for any further details and updates.

Which reminds me, I'm still waiting to hear what happened to this CDC Executive who was arrested for child molestation and bestiality:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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I missed this thread. Have just skimmed it and I need to examine that case more closely. Thanks for the inclusion.





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