Air Force Colonel Sentenced for Child Pornography

No corner of our country is immune to having people with depraved behavior.

This story of a corrupt colonel comes to us from the Air Force Times.

An Air Force Colonel was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, the Justice Department said in a release.

Col. Mark Visconi, 48, will follow his prison sentence with 15 years of supervised release, Justice said.

Visconi reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he admitted to receiving and attempting to receive child pornography online between November 2015 and June 2016. He pleaded guilty Oct. 4.

In an email, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said that Visconi currently is still a colonel in the Air Force. But now that his sentencing is complete, the Air Force will start the process to remove him from service, she said. If approved, she said, this will mean Visconi will not be able to apply for retirement or receive any other benefit for honorable service.

The department said Visconi used an online bulletin board dedicated to sharing child pornography, operating on the anonymous TOR network, to download the images. Visconi also downloaded and viewed numerous child pornography images and videos.

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