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Ex-Air Force Base Employee Admitted to Accessing Child Porn in Job Interview: Affidavit

A former employee at Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base admitted to previously contacting underage girls, accessing child porn, and having fantasies about raping underage girls during his employment interview, according to an affidavit and search warrant obtained by local news station WCPO. The interview took place in March 2018, when he allegedly outlined that he was “sexually attracted to girls as young as six, but preferred 10-year-olds” and accessed child porn through Russian and Ukrainian websites on the “Dark Web.” He also allegedly disclosed that he had “strong urges” to have sex with minors at his workplace and “former place of worship.” The base then hired him in April 2018 as a citizen employee—but the Air Force Office of Special Investigations only received notice about the troubling interview in September 2018, the court documents say. Air Force’s OSI subsequently launched an investigation, and a search warrant was requested for the man’s social-media accounts, emails, and information related to child pornography.

According to the news station, the employee’s comment may have been said during a background interview for a possible security clearance, but the base declined to comment on whether he received the clearance. A base spokesman confirmed that his last day of work was on Jan. 23, 10 months after the interview and four months after OSI was notified of the interview. The suspect’s attorney, Tony Comunale, told WCPO that he doesn’t “expect him to be charged.” OSI reportedly declined to comment.