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Andersen Airman dishonorably discharged for receipt and possession of child Pornography

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  • By 36th Wing Legal Office
An airman from the 36th Security Forces Squadron was sentenced to a Dishonorable Discharge, 15 months confinement, total forfeitures and a reduction in grade to E-1 after being convicted in a general court-martial Aug. 9.

Brig. Gen. Doug Owens, 36th Wing commander, was the conveining authority for the court-martial. Senior Airman Kenneth Driscoll was found guilty a military judge of receiving and possessing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

While using Airman Driscoll's computer in his dorm room, a fellow security forces member discovered several images of child pornography and reported what he discovered to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. OSI agents searched Airman Driscoll's dorm room and seized his computer. A detailed analysis of his computer revealed that Airman Driscoll had downloaded more than 50 images of child pornography. Eight of the suspected child pornography images were videos, one of which was of an adult male engaging in various sexual acts with an approximately 8-year-old girl. A cross-check with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children database revealed that two of the images were confirmed and identified child victims.

Maj. Rooker Mears and Capt. Jennifer Sanchez, from the 36th Wing Legal office, were trial counsel for the Air Force. Capt. Zachary Eytalis, from the Yokota Area Defense Counsel office, served as defense counsel for Airman Driscoll.

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