posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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?
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.
6-1-2012 by Afterthought because: (no reason given)
edit on January 6th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: edited phone number OUT