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Ex-Cyber Chief Sentenced for Child Porn

Omaha Police Department

The former acting director of cybersecurity for the Department of Health and Human Services was sentenced to 25 years in prison on child-pornography charges Monday. Timothy DeFoggi, who was covicted in August 2014, began using an underground online network to solicit child pornography in March 2012 before the FBI shut down the site the same year. The 56-year-old discussed his desire to violently rape and murder children on the site’s message boards, according to evidence presented at the trial. “Using the same technological expertise he employed as acting director of cybersecurity at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer network of child predators,” Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said in a statement.