Skip to comments.Ex-Cantwell aide pleads guilty to possession of child pornography
Posted on 02/15/2008 11:58:40 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day
James Michael McHaney, a former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor announced Thursday.
McHaney faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 at sentencing. No sentencing date has been set as of yet.
While employed as a scheduler in Cantwells office, McHaney was arrested in late 2007 for attempting to sexually exploit a teenage boy. He was fired within hours of his arrest.
Law enforcement agents suspected McHaney might be sexually interested in male minors after a cooperating witness informed them that he had exchanged images of child pornography with McHaney. Under supervision of law enforcement agents, the witness, in an online chat with McHaney, set up a meeting with a 13-year-old boy for sex at his residence. When McHaney arrived at the witnesss residence, he was arrested by agents.
A search after the arrest found a flash drive that contained more than 600 images of child pornography. Many of the images were of prepubescent males, ranging in age from 3 years old to their early teens. The drive also had movie files depicting prepubescent males engaging in sexual acts.
Cantwells office declined to comment on McHaneys guilty plea.
Apparently, pedophiles and perverts are only newsworthy when they're Republicans.
James Michael McHaney—child pervert—how close was he to Cantwell?
Have authorities examined Cantwell disk files?
This story says he was just a “scheduler” in her office.
Somehow, my suspicion is that he did more than that.
Waterboard him with a tazer strapped to him.
No seaman jokes, please.
What’s today, Friday? What a coincidence.
OHHH WEEEE! The Bubbas in population will go apefeces over that cute little white pervert.
Cantwell needs to resign!!!!!
“Many of the images were of prepubescent males, ranging in age from 3 years old to their early teens”
This shows that what most will thnk is depraved and disgusting, others will fall in love with.
This is one sicko the world could do without.
Is that McHaney?
The uniform is being worn improperly, and I seriously doubt that this POS is a Corpsman 1st Class. Thanks for assisting this degenerate in disgracing the U.S. Navy uniform.
Just because the picture existed does not mean that you needed to perpetuate the negative image that it conveys.
Aye aye, skipper.
Hey, sorry about jumping you about that.
It just chaps my arse to see the uniforms of my service, and the other services, disrespected.
As I said, not your fault. Mea culpa.