Tuesday, February 21, 2017
FBI protected NASA employees caught through Operation Flicker, buying child porn from website which showed three-year-olds being abused
NASA employees caught buying child porn from site which showed three-year-olds being abused - but they escape prosecution and now their names are being kept secret.
Staff were found to have purchased illegal images while at the agency
Were bought from Belarus and Ukraine using credit cards and PayPal
FBI uncovered the illicit transactions in 2010 as part of a government probe
They were identified by authorities, but their names have been redacted
NASA employees were caught buying child pornography from a criminal ring in Eastern Europe that distributed images of minors as young as three, it can be revealed.
An investigation by Daily Mail Online found staff members from the space agency paid for pictures and videos of children in sexual situations, but were never prosecuted.
Their names have never been released because of government guidelines which protect their privacy.
The employees paid for the pornography using personal credit cards or PayPal while working for the government.
Their actions were uncovered during Project Flicker - an investigation by the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into American citizens buying child pornography from Belarus and Ukraine.
(Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3184951/NASA-employees-caught-buying-child-porn-site-showed-three-year-olds-abused-escape-prosecution-names-kept-secret.html )