Former HHS Cybersecurity Exec Convicted of Child Porn

Latest convicted tied to investigation of three Web sites
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Former acting Department of Health and Human Services cybersecurity director Timothy DeFoggi has been convicted of online child pornography, according to the Justice Department.

DOJ said he was the sixth individual convicted as part of an investigation into three child pornography websites.

A federal jury in Nebraska found DeFoggi, formerly of Germantown, Md., guilty of "engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website."

According to evidence at the trial, DeFoggi not only accessed child pornography and solicited it from other members of a child porn site, but sent messages "where he expressed an interest in the violent rape and murder of children," said DOJ.

The trial before U.S. Chief District Judge Laurie Smith Camp lasted four days. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2014.

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