A federal jury in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday convicted a former cyber security chief at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of child pornography charges, according to the Justice Department. The prosecutor said that the suspect had even proposed meeting a fellow pedophile in person to indulge their shared fantasy of raping and murdering children.
Timothy DeFoggi, who served in the Obama administration as the acting cyber security director for the HHS, was convicted in the U.S. District Court of Nebraska in Omaha for his involvement in an Internet-driven conspiracy to market child pornography and for his membership in a for-profit pornography website that specialized in "kiddie porn."
The 56-year-old Defoggi was just one suspect in an ongoing investigation involving three kiddie porn websites. According to Justice Department officials, the webmaster for the child pornography websites has already been convicted by a federal jury for running the online forums.
According to observers who attended the trial, the prosecutor's case against DeFoggi was shocking in its details regarding his plotting to go through with violent sexual acts against children.
According to the testimony and evidence heard and seen during his four-day trial, DeFoggi registered on his home computer as a porno website member in March 2012, and kept his membership until Dec. 8, 2012, when the website was shutdown by FBI agents.
While visiting the website, DeFoggi was able to view the website's gallery of child pornography and it allowed him to trade his own child pornography with other site members. He and his fellow pedophiles also exchanged private messages with one another and he communicated to one of his contacts that he was interested in violently raping and slaying young children.
DeFoggi is expected to be sentenced on Nov. 7 and he faces a maximum sentence of life in federal prison..