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TSA Worker Caught Downloading Child Pornography

THESMOKINGGUN.COM - As cops raided his Maryland home, a Transportation Security Administration screener confessed to downloading child pornography, acknowledged that it was "not right in a legal and moral sense," and stated that he has a "problem."

The admissions by Scott Wilson, 41, came as Baltimore investigators recently searched his home after an undercover agent downloaded child porn from his computer via a file sharing program.

Wilson, pictured in the mug shot at right, told detectives that he worked for the TSA at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, where his responsibilities included "screening cargo on commercial flights for explosives," according to a federal court filing. Wilson was charged last month in Maryland circuit court with two felony child porn counts.

After waiving his Miranda rights, Wilson--who has been suspended by the TSA--told investigators that he used his laptop to download illicit images of children, and that he "sometimes masturbates to the images of child pornography." Wilson added that he "usually deletes the child pornography" after viewing movies and images "because he knows that it is not right in a legal and moral sense. Wilson stated that he knows that he has a problem."

A "forensic preview" of Wilson's two computers (as well as various storage devices found in a locked safe) revealed a variety of videos and photos "depicting prepubescent females engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adults."

Free on $250,000 bail in the state case, Wilson could still face federal child porn charges. Department of Homeland Security agents last month received permission from a federal judge to search Wilson's laptop, three hard drives, and 31 other digital storage devices that were seized from his residence.

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