The suspected CIA leaker, Joshua Adam Schulte, is currently locked up on charges of child pornography. Schulte is suspected of leaking CIA hacking tools last year. Schulte helped design the software that the CIA has been using to spy on foreign governments and is suspected of leaking the "Vault 7" release to Wikileaks. The child pornography images were actually discovered during the raid.
The federal government surely has no place in their ranks for those who collect, possess and/or distribute child pornography after all. Oh wait, actually, that's not exactly the case historically. 2006 Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation revealed over 250 employees of the Defense Department used credit cards and PayPal to purchase images of children engaged in sexual situations. According to Department of Defense records only a handful of these cases were even investigated, however.
<a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/blogs/upshot/pentagon-declined-investigate-hundreds-purchases-child-pornography.html">The ICE investigation (Operation Flicker)</a> also uncovered over 5,000 Americans who purchased child pornography online. Many of those Americans were using military email addresses or had physical addresses that were Army or fleet ZIP codes. Staffers for the secretary of defense, contractors for the NSA, a program manager at DARPA and others involved in military, intelligence and the DOD. Only about 20% of the individuals were fully identified and only a portion of those were ever even prosecuted. In fact of the 264 Defense employees and contractors netted (nine of which had "Top Secret Compartmentalized Information" security clearances) only 52 were ever investigated, of those 52 only 10 were ever charged.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">10k? That's a lot of kiddie pics. That feels like a made up number. If you run a public torrent server, would you store kiddie porn on it? People are dumb, but it's unbelievable that someone setup and ran a server publicly with that much incriminating evidence on it</p>— Redbeardsbeers (@ploneal78) <a href="https://twitter.com/ploneal78/status/996613521780723712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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That was a while back though, a much more recent case that could be cited would be <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/01/21/fbi-ran-website-sharing-thousands-child-porn-images/79108346/">the FBI's "honeypot" operation</a> that literally consisted of a site that was hosted by the FBI that featured actual child abuse images. In essence, the FBI was literally dealing in child pornography. In fact, it was one of the largest child pornography sites in the entire internet at the time. Not only that, but this wasn't the first time that the FBI had done so despite the fact that the Justice Department's official opinion is that every time an image of child sexual abuse is viewed those children are harmed again.
Call me paranoid, but I remember Steven Paddock's older brother being swiftly arrested on child pornography charges shortly after the Vegas shooting. FBI, CIA and other "alphabet agencies." Bear in mind how Julian Assange was smeared. To this day there are people who believe he was charged with molesting underage girls when the actual "crime" was "sex by surprise" which could be as innocent as having a condom fall off during intercourse. The fact that both women who accused Julian had connections to organizations that had worked previously with the CIA is also a tiny bit suspicious. In short, this sounds like their modus operandi.
Oh, but it gets better. Schulte may (or may not) be a rapist as well as a serious child pornography collector (they claim he possessed over 10,000 images). Schulte has also been charged with "a felony count of object sexual penetration" based on the shape of his hands. That's right, the victim in question doesn't recall being raped by Schulte but Virginia prosecutors managed to "match the hands" to Schulte.
<a href="https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/16/prime-suspect-in-cia-vault-7-hack-still-hasn-t-been-charged/">Endgadget just reported</a> that Schulte's family, among others, believe he's being scapegoated by the CIA. It has been over a year since the FBI raided his property on suspicion he was involved in "distribution of national defense information" but Schulte has still not been charged with leaking any material. That said, if the media continues to blast "CIA leaker a likely sex offender who had thousands of child abuse images" then once the public's attention veers elsewhere the public consciousness will be of Schulte as leaker and deranged pervert.
Now, maybe this guy is what he's being painted as. If so, he's a sick sleaze, a rapist and likely child molester who deserves all they drop on his head and more. That said, though, what better way to silence a man who knows too much than "finding" thousands of child porn images on your torrent server and then "confirming" you're a rapist by checking an image of a sexual assault that somehow ends up on your devices. But how could they do all that? Ha, I guess you haven't read the Vault 7 release.