Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

Former Whiteman Air Traffic Controller Sentenced for Attempting to Distribute Child Pornography
KANSAS CITY, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former air traffic controller at Whiteman Air Force Base was sentenced in federal court today for attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

Michael A. Worrick, 27, who was a serviceman at Whiteman Air Force Base at the time of the offense, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to seven years and six months in federal prison without parole.

On March 17, 2010, Worrick pleaded guilty to attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet through a peer-to-peer file-sharing program on his computer.

An FBI agent working undercover in Richmond, Va., logged onto a peer-to-peer computer Internet network on Oct. 22, 2008, and entered a search term for child pornography. The undercover agent found files available for download from Worrick’s computer, including a three-minute movie that depicts a 10- to-11-year-old victim bound in various positions and subjected to various sexual contacts with an adult.

When investigators approached Worrick, the file-sharing program was running on his private desktop computer, listing apparent child pornography videos available for downloading. Worrick had saved as many as 100 movies of child pornography on his computer, some of which included bondage and depicted children as young as three years of age, over a five-year period of time.

http://kansascity.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/kc071310a.htm

 

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