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Mystery Solved: FBI Closed New Mexico Observatory to Investigate Child Porn

“The mysterious 11-day closure of a New Mexico sun observatory stemmed from an FBI investigation of a janitor suspected of the use of the power’s wi-fi web provider to ship and obtain kid pornography, federal courtroom paperwork confirmed…”

An nameless reader quotes the Washington Post:
In July, FBI brokers investigating kid sexual exploitation traced the location of several IP addresses linked to child pornography activity to the observatory, in accordance to a 39-page seek warrant utility. During an interview with federal government on Aug. 21, the power’s leader observer mentioned he had discovered, on a variety of events, the similar computer hidden and working in more than a few seldom-used workplaces across the observatory. He described the contents of the computer as “not good,” in accordance to courtroom paperwork. A federal agent right away went to the observatory, situated deep inside of Lincoln National Forest, and took the computer into proof…

Aside from proceeding to “feverishly” seek the power, the paperwork state that the janitor mentioned, “it was only a matter of time before the facility ‘got hit,'” and that he “believed there was a serial killer in the area, and that he was fearful that the killer might enter the facility and execute someone.” In reaction to the janitor’s habits, the control of the observatory, with out enter from the FBI, close it down and evacuated its group of workers. The facility’s cleansing contract with the janitor’s folks used to be additionally terminated.
The warrant utility specified that the janitor “has a key to the building and unlimited access to the building, and is familiar with which offices are used only a handful of times a year.”

It additionally says that the janitor used to be the one individual within the facility on the time of the alleged downloads.

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