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US Government cyber boss used dark web to trade child porn
Vile Timothy DeFoggi used his computer security skills to try and avoid detection as he accessed sickening dark web site
The former head of cyber security at a top US government department has been jailed for 25 years after he used his computer skills to access ‘dark web’ child porn sites and discuss the rape and murder of young children.
Twisted Timothy DeFoggi traded sickening child porn images and spoke of his desire to commit unspeakable crimes with other paedophiles on a site he thought kept his identity anonymous.
DeFoggi, a former Acting Director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joined a dark web site that featured images of children being abused.
He was convicted in August last year but sentenced to 25 years yesterday.
During the trial, the court heard how DeFoggi, 56, formerly of Germantown, Maryland, registered as a member of the Tor-network-based child pornography website in March 2012, and kept up his membership and remained active until the FBI smashed the vile site and shut it down in December of the same year.
He used skills that saw him take up the senior position with the department to access the dark web site and undermine attempts by law enforcement officers to identify the sex beasts.
Users of the site also exchanged information on the best ways to avoid detection including the use of encryption software and techniques to hide stashes of child porn.
Through the website, DeFoggi accessed child pornography, solicited child pornography from other members, and exchanged private messages with other members in which he expressed an interest in the violent rape and murder of children.
The vile beast even suggested meeting one member in person to fulfil their horrifying fantasies.
Following the sentence, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, said: "Using the same technological expertise he employed as Acting Director of Cyber Security at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer network of child predators.