• October 26, 2021

What Do Pics Of Kids, A Fed Worker, A Computer And Gymnastics Have In Common?

When does inappropriate behavior toward kids become porn? And how long does it take to get discovered in the workplace?

Federal investigators found a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) employee had pictures on his computer depicting children in gymnastics poses, along with hundreds of pictures of the employee wearing “girls’ gymnastics leotards.”

Interior Department officials began looking into the USBR employee based on allegations the worker had child pornography on his computer. Investigators found no evidence of child porn, but they did “identify substantial inappropriate activity.”

“We found no evidence of child pornography or other criminal material, but discovered thousands of downloaded photographs depicting children in gymnastics-related poses and clothing, hundreds of photographs of the employee wearing girls’ gymnastics leotards, and an unauthorized anti-forensics tool,” DOI’s inspector general reported Wednesday in a brief report with few details.

The USBR employee was also found to have installed an “unauthorized scrubbing program” — a program designed to destroy specific data from your computer so it can no longer be recovered.