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Child porn charge against DOD IPv6 director dropped
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Posted on 04/08/2006 2:26:30 AM PDT by freepatriot32

Two weeks after a Defense Information Systems Agency official was arrested on a charge of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s office handling the case dropped the charge. But a spokeswoman in the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the investigation is continuing.

“This is an ongoing investigation, so we don’t have any comments,” the spokeswoman said.

Charles Lynch, director of DISA’s IP version 6 transition program, was arrested March 8 and indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia the next day on one count of possessing child pornography.

According to a statement by the DOD Inspector General’s Office, court documents alleged that Lynch had been operating a peer-to-peer file-sharing program on a computer in his office at DISA. Agents confiscated several computers and more than 1,000 CDs from Lynch’s office.

Lynch, 44, is on leave without pay from DISA.

The investigation is being conducted by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the FBI and the DISA OIG. Joseph McMillan, special agent in charge of the DCIS Mid-Atlantic Field Office, would not elaborate on why the charge was dismissed. “It’s our policy neither to deny nor confirm the existence of an ongoing criminal investigation,” McMillan said.

In apparently unrelated cases, a Homeland Security Department official was arrested earlier this week for soliciting sex with a minor. And last week, federal agents seized computer equipment from the desk of a NASA official, based on information developed during a U.S. Postal Inspection Service undercover investigation of Internet trafficking in child pornography.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this story, posted April 6, reported Lynch’s arrest and indictment, but did not report that the charge had been dismissed. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, when contacted April 6 about the arrest, said only that the investigation is continuing, but not that the charge had been dismissed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: against; charge; charleslynch; childporn; cpswatch; director; dod; donutwatch; dropped; govwatch

1 posted on 04/08/2006 2:26:36 AM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: traviskicks

ping


2 posted on 04/08/2006 2:30:36 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: freepatriot32
Doyle, the Homeland Defense child porn creep, also had a record of porn at Time Magazine where he had worked for 26 years. Time caught porn on his office computer, suspended him, then reinstated after his fellow Time Magazine workers protested.

Why isn't the LMSM interested in this climate of condoning porn at Time and within the media?
3 posted on 04/08/2006 2:39:37 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: freepatriot32; butternut_squash_bisque

coverup ping


4 posted on 04/08/2006 3:14:12 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: freepatriot32

The charges may have been dropped because his computer may have simply been infected with a virus/Trojan program that distributed kiddie porn without his knowledge. It is apparently a pretty common problem. I think law enforcement should make every effort to determine this prior to publishing his/her name. That just makes him/her a bigger victim if that's what happened.


5 posted on 04/08/2006 3:32:35 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis
MSM also is not interested in reporting that this guy is a registered Democrat. They would rather imply that he is a political appointee Republican
6 posted on 04/08/2006 4:10:14 AM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: sure_fine

I'm just shocked!


7 posted on 04/08/2006 6:46:12 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage)
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To: DB
That just makes him/her a bigger victim if that's what happened.

I can't understand why someone would be running a peer-to-peer file sharing system on their work computer -- especially if they work for the US military. A lot of sensitive military documents have gotten out onto the internet this way -- he should have known better.

8 posted on 04/08/2006 7:31:03 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: johnandrhonda
I believe you may have him confused with the Homeland Security guy.
9 posted on 04/08/2006 7:35:08 AM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (Justice and "The Law" are not always the same thing.)
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To: johnandrhonda
MSM also is not interested in reporting that this guy is a registered Democrat. They would rather imply that he is a political appointee Republican.

How he votes doesn't matter, to think that it does is just stupid.

10 posted on 04/08/2006 7:37:05 AM PDT by Jeannie Nelson
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To: DB

He should be fired at the minimum for using DoD computers for unauthorized activities. What a jerk.


11 posted on 04/08/2006 7:40:45 AM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: DB
I think law enforcement should make every effort to determine this prior to publishing his/her name. That just makes him/her a bigger victim if that's what happened.

Even if he's innocent of the porn charge, doing what he did on a DOD computer should be a crime.

12 posted on 04/08/2006 7:43:14 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: Jeannie Nelson

It should not matter whether he is a Republican or Democrat.
But the media has established a pattern that if a Republican goes bad, they trumpet his party affiliation every time his name is mentioned. If a Democrat goes bad party affiliation is not mentioned.
If you read any news story about these sorts of things, and don't see a party affiliation mentioned, assume the person is a Democrat, and you usually will be right.


13 posted on 04/08/2006 7:55:31 AM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Cheburashka
If you read any news story about these sorts of things, and don't see a party affiliation mentioned, assume the person is a Democrat, and you usually will be right.

Still, it doesn't matter their party. It's about all that blue state red state stuff, it's all a bunch of crap to be divisive. If you want to do your little happy dancer that the guy is a Democrat, go ahead, and what party is Duke Cunningham?

14 posted on 04/08/2006 8:53:26 AM PDT by Jeannie Nelson
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To: freepatriot32; albertp; Allosaurs_r_us; Abram; Americanwolfsbrother; AlexandriaDuke; ...
Libertarian ping! To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here.
15 posted on 04/08/2006 9:04:44 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/israel_palestine_conflict.htm)
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To: Jeannie Nelson
Well, Jeanie, that isn't what your pals over at Democratic Underground think--they made a very large deal out of it when they thought he was a Republican. And, I see that you've been lurking here for two whole days now, so welcome to FreeRepublic.
16 posted on 04/08/2006 9:37:27 AM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

I WAS referring to the Homeland Security guy--he is also mentioned in the article...


17 posted on 04/08/2006 9:40:07 AM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: johnandrhonda
Well, Jeanie, that isn't what your pals over at Democratic Underground think--they made a very large deal out of it when they thought he was a Republican. And, I see that you've been lurking here for two whole days now, so welcome to FreeRepublic.

I have lurked for a while but never posted because I always saw that new posters were treated rudely. You proved my point.

18 posted on 04/08/2006 9:49:56 AM PDT by Jeannie Nelson (Just because I am new here doesn't make me a democrat. Thanks for the rude welcome.)
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To: johnandrhonda
Democratic Underground think--they made a very large deal out of it when they thought he was a Republican.

And Free Republic is making a big deal out him being a democrat. So you and Democrat Underground are on the same intellectual level.

19 posted on 04/08/2006 9:52:38 AM PDT by Jeannie Nelson (Just because I am new here doesn't make me a democrat. Thanks for the rude welcome.)
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To: Jeannie Nelson
How he votes doesn't matter, to think that it does is just stupid.

Bias in reporting does matter. You obviously came here to pick a fight. It took you three whole posts on FR before you called someone stupid. Nice accomplishment.

Intelligent debate usually doesn't include name calling.

20 posted on 04/08/2006 10:00:58 AM PDT by socal_parrot (Pass)
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To: Jeannie Nelson

Not happy dancing that the guy is a Democrat, just pointing out the perpetual media bias.
I'm quite aware that there are Republican bad apples.
I'm annoyed by the antique media's attempts to avoid the concept that there are Democrat bad apples.
All bad apples should be tossed in the trash, which is where they belong.
Watch the antique media try to protect McKinney.
Of course she's too well known for them to avoid the fact that she is a Democrat.
But watch. Soon they're going to find information they can distort to trash the poor Capital Policeman, who was only trying to do his job.


21 posted on 04/08/2006 10:04:12 AM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Jeannie Nelson
I have lurked for a while but never posted because I always saw that new posters were treated rudely. You proved my point.
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The only way to become an "old poster" is to be a new poster and add time.
And you will notice that I responded to your question without rudeness.
22 posted on 04/08/2006 10:08:14 AM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Jeannie Nelson
If I had wanted to be rude to you as a lurking liberal and new poster, I would not have said "..and welcome to Free Republic".
23 posted on 04/08/2006 10:10:47 AM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: Jeannie Nelson
It's not so much that this sick pedophile is a Democrat - -nothing surprising there - - it's that the dying liberal "mainstream" newsrooms make no mention of his party affiliation when you know they would certainly mention it if he was a Republican.
24 posted on 04/08/2006 10:17:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jeannie Nelson
The MSM (main stream media, if you might be new to that abbreviation)and liberal Democrats made a big deal out of it when they mistakingly thought he was a political appointee Republican. It is the erroneous reporting that is the news, not the unsurprising fact that the guy is in fact a Democrat.
25 posted on 04/08/2006 10:19:18 AM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: Jeannie Nelson
Welcome to FreeRepublic, Jeannie.

Give it a chance...there's a whole load of "dump and run" trolls in this forum.

26 posted on 04/08/2006 10:37:48 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (A hermit is a deserter from the army of humanity.)
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To: Moonman62; 68skylark
First of all, just because there was a peer-to-peer program running on his computer doesn't mean he installed or was aware of it. That's what some hackers do with their programming, setup porn satellite distribution drones. That way the illegal pictures are being distributed by computers that are not directly connected to the source making it very difficult to find the true perpetrator. All the while the owner of the computer has no idea what's going on.
27 posted on 04/08/2006 1:18:12 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: Doohickey

#27 is to you too.


28 posted on 04/08/2006 1:21:34 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: DB

Nobody performing a legitimate business activity gets infected by a virus.


29 posted on 04/08/2006 2:40:58 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: Doohickey

"Nobody performing a legitimate business activity gets infected by a virus."

What if he wanted to download something on his lunch break.


30 posted on 04/08/2006 3:07:32 PM PDT by RHINO369
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To: RHINO369

Okay, I give up. I guess it's okay for government workers to use their computer systems for personal use. Why, oh, why would I anyone expect someone to do their personal crap at home on their own damn computer?


31 posted on 04/08/2006 3:13:30 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: Doohickey

Don't pretend everyone works a full 8 hours a day without any down time. Plus like I said he could do this on his lunch break, hes got a lunch break for a reason, what harm is there is listening to music or surfing the net on lunch?


32 posted on 04/08/2006 3:25:59 PM PDT by RHINO369
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To: RHINO369
...what harm is there is listening to music or surfing the net on lunch?

Uhhh...a virus? What legitimate, open and above board web site do YOU go to where you can get rootkitted?

33 posted on 04/08/2006 3:31:20 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: DB
He also had a 1000 CD's in his office. When did he find time to do any work?
34 posted on 04/08/2006 3:35:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: freepatriot32

How about this, they are both working undercover pretending to be 14 year olds and they busted each other?


35 posted on 04/08/2006 3:54:43 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Doohickey

"Nobody performing a legitimate business activity gets infected by a virus."

That's classic.

People get computer virus' from numerous sources, Email being one of the most common. People conducting business get lots of Email and spam. Computers also get hacked by simply having a network connection but without the latest security patches. You don't have to browse the Web to pickup a virus.


36 posted on 04/08/2006 4:52:18 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: Moonman62
I probably have a 1,000 CD's in my office. Data backups, applications, updates to applications, documentation, endless older versions of you name it and my own music CD's. Having a 1,000 CD's is pretty much meaningless in itself.

Now if some of those CD's contain kiddie porn (which is not the result of an innocent computer backup) is a completely different matter.
37 posted on 04/08/2006 4:56:31 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: freepatriot32
I'm confused, perhaps someone can clear this up:

IPv6 is an Internet Protocol, so:

DISA is an acronym for:

Meaning Category
Data Interchange Standards Association Computing->Software
Defense Information Systems Agency Governmental->Military
Governmental->US Government

which is it?

(not that it's all that important to the issue...)

38 posted on 04/08/2006 5:13:27 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: the anti-liberal

Defense Information Systems Agency


39 posted on 04/08/2006 5:24:18 PM PDT by dakine
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To: dakine
Thanks.

I just noticed that it says that very thing four words into the article.

Not to self - read before posting!

40 posted on 04/08/2006 5:27:47 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: the anti-liberal
not s/b note...

I think I should probably take a break right about now... :^)

41 posted on 04/08/2006 5:28:44 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: DB
First of all, just because there was a peer-to-peer program running on his computer doesn't mean he installed or was aware of it. That's what some hackers do with their programming, setup porn satellite distribution drones. That way the illegal pictures are being distributed by computers that are not directly connected to the source making it very difficult to find the true perpetrator. All the while the owner of the computer has no idea what's going on.

Good point -- I hadn't thought of that.

On the other hand, this guy worked for DoD doing computer systems work -- wouldn't you think he'd be one of those people who'd be savvy enough to notice something was going on? I guess it's possible he just didn't know -- but if so that doesn't say much for his job competence.

42 posted on 04/08/2006 9:17:23 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: 68skylark
With a high bandwidth Internet connection and with Microsoft Windows, you can all kinds of things going on and not be aware of it. In all likelihood the DoD official had a very high bandwidth connection and wouldn't have notice if something else was sharing it. So other than his computer operating a little slower there wouldn't have been many red flags that something was wrong.

Now this is all just speculation. But it would make sense to drop the case against him if this is what happened. And it has definitely happened to other people.
43 posted on 04/08/2006 10:10:13 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: DB
So other than his computer operating a little slower there wouldn't have been many red flags that something was wrong.

Interesting background -- thanks. If this guy is innocent, I'm glad the charges have been dropped. Maybe the DoD needs to get some better firewall software.

44 posted on 04/09/2006 6:51:00 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: the anti-liberal

It is Defence Information Systems Agency


45 posted on 04/15/2006 12:08:55 PM PDT by armyauto45
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To: Jeannie Nelson

Jeannie done been zotted.


46 posted on 04/15/2006 12:12:44 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: johnandrhonda

Dr. Lynch is a republican, but isn't registered. I personally know him, and he is a good moral man. There have been several people who have said that he should be shot at a different site, and i think that this is needless biolence against a innocent man. i think this is wrong.


47 posted on 04/15/2006 12:20:21 PM PDT by armyauto45
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