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Child porn charge against DOD IPv6 director dropped
http://www.defensesystems.com ^ | 4 7 06 | Patience Wait

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
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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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