They Say Pizzagate is Fake. Likely So: But These Three Top Government Officials’ Sex Convictions are Real and You Haven’t Heard About Them
Author’s note: this story is updated March 2018: it was first published in 2016 long before #MeToo allegations and revelations of top sex abusers in multiple industries.
Unbeknownst to the majority of Americans, sex felons worked and potentially could still be working at the highest levels of government, including cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and Immigration & Customs Enforcement.
Since 2013, three top officials as well as a number of lower-level employees, have been arrested, tried and convicted for shocking child porn crimes that would ruin most people’s lives. These aren’t conspiracy theories, these are criminals arrested, tried and convicted. All three profiled in this article worked for the Obama Administration; you may have heard that Administration is scandal-free, just like Michigan State University, which covered up for Larry Nassar, the Olympic gymnast sex criminal.
It’s also just like Penn State, where it looks like everything is back to normal in Happy Valley. Child sex criminal Jerry Sandusky is still cooling his heels in prison for the exploitation and rape of dozens of young male victims as a top coach in one of America’s best-loved college football programs. The Nittany Lions fight on — the fines and few months of bad publicity were no big deal to most of Penn State’s “community.” More than 200 lettermen have petitioned to return Joe Paterno’s statue to campus. Paterno’s statue was removed only four brief years ago when Paterno’s toleration of Sandusky’s sexual criminality was revealed in court.
Politically motivated moralists care little that the three formerly powerful Obama Administration employees identified here have been convicted in a state or Federal court of law and are serving time for sexual crimes against women and children. They will certainly be more outraged to learn that the crimes continue unabated, and that a Federal Secret Service officer in the Trump White House was arrested a week ago for uploading child porn to P2P sharing networks from his Maryland residence.
The phenomenon is called “denial” and it is a hallmark of those who abuse, and it also grievously harms victims.
It’s one thing to say that “Pizzagate” is fake: another to say that Hillary Clinton’s “Director of Counterterrorism Programs” is a twice-convicted sex felon (child porn and neighborhood peeping/voyeurism)
And another to look the other way or shrug when people serving at the highest levels of government are spending their worktime, our taxpayer dollars and our government-owned computer equipment to view and trade violent child porn and contact others with similar interests. Or, as former Director of Counterterrorism Programs in Hillary Clinton’s State Department, Tufts graduate Daniel Rosen …
responded favorably to an online ad for sex saying he was “sane and clean” and setting up a meeting to have sex with a female that he believed to be a 14 year old girl.
Instead, it was a Fairfax County detective.
On September 26, 2016, Justin Jouvenal reported in The Washington Post that Mr. Rosen was sentenced to a mandatory five years in Virginia prison for soliciting sex with a minor.
This was not Rosen’s first offense; it was his second conviction. In July, 2015, the Post’s crime reporter Jouvenal reported that Rosen faced up to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to secretly taping at least 24 women without their knowledge in his Mt. Pleasant, D.C. neighborhood. The cell phone videos were discovered during the Fairfax County probe of Rosen’s online chat with his 14 year old female sex partner.
But of course, this is an isolated, “fake news” incident. Mr. Rosen obviously had no responsibility for anything in the State Department, and was not of any note, in any case. Nobody was ever hurt by being filmed by a “creeper” anyway.
Wasn’t he entrapped by the Fairfax County detectives anyway? The 14 year old girl was a 50 year-old male detective.
HHS Cybersecurity Director Gets 25 Years for Soliciting Child Rape & Snuff Films
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services employs a trivial number of about 79,000 people directly, and has a proposed 2017 budget of $1.14 trillion, overseeing Medicare, Medicaid, and the Administration for Children and Families, which oversees programs such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and provides the Federal funding and oversight for state and local child abuse and neglect prevention agencies (often called “Child Protective Services” or CPS).
So it is therefore of little importance or interest that Justin Moyer reported in The Washington Post in January 2015 that the agency’s Director of Cybersecurity, 56 year-old Maryland resident Timothy DeFoggi, had been sentenced to a mandatory 25 years in Federal prison for soliciting and distributing child porn via a network that was so vile, it shocked long-time, hardened FBI agents and Justice Department officials.
Mr. DeFoggi apparently first used his work computer at the Department of Health and Human Services in March, 2012 to begin accessing three different child porn “dark web” sites and communicate with others with similar tastes and interests. The 25 year sentence was meted out in 2015, but DeFoggi was initially convicted a year earlier, in 2014. At the time of the offense, Mr. DeFoggi’s boss was Kathleen Sebelius. By the time of his conviction and sentencing, you were probably unaware as I was, his boss was this nice lady:
She has a pretty long bio but I noticed these top qualifications:
You know how it goes. The best experience in the world and your computer security expert is spending his days on the job using his work computer to ask for videos of 3 year olds getting raped and murdered (just one of DeFoggi’s requests that horrified investigators).
I’m sure this doesn’t shock you.
It’s Just South Florida. He was just responsible for thousands of minors separated from their families and deported.
Handsome Anthony Mangione, age 50 and Director of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) for South Florida at the time of his arrest reported by CNN in September 2011, was charged with three different child porn violations.
Details of Mr. Mangione’s crimes are only available in local news publications, including the Broward/Palm Beach Sun-Sentinel. This is very likely to be debunked by Snopes or Politifact, but Sun-Sentinel reporter Jon Burstein wrote in October, 2012 that Mangione, who supervised over 450 Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Federal agents in South Florida, was using his work time and computer to correspond with others of like interests as “ BookStoreMomNC” or “Oldrmom111.”
Mangione, a married father of three, was discovered in the course of a Federal child porn investigation in Delaware. Federal agents discovered that Mangione, under the female screen pseudonym, had been trading juicy videos of gruesome sexual abuse of minors with former school bus driver, youth group leader and substitute teacher, 41 year-old (at the time) Delaware resident David Osborne.
Just read it. He did the ICE job from 2007 to 2011. After his arrest he was put on paid administrative leave and “retired.”
Mangione’s 70 month Federal prison sentence was the result of a November 2012 plea deal.
At the time this article was originally published, another federal employee, Raymond Kinney, former Federal TSA inspector, was sentenced to 20 years in Federal prison in Little Rock, Arkansas for possession and distribution of child pornography. Prosecutors elected not to add additional charges for the means by which he was caught: in January 2015, he responded to an ad to have sex in a AR motel room with two minors.
A teacher or public employee who is being paid by taxpayer dollars to take care of our children is arrested and convicted for child pornography, on average, about once a week. For the week of March 8, 2018, the arrestee was Florida High School teacher Jeremy Scott Clark who responded to an FBI online ad for a person interested in sex with children and shortly thereafter, provided a picture of his penis and follow-up images of children in sexual acts with adult males.
And this week’s bonus arrest is 52-year-old Jeffrey Litteral, a Federal Secret Service employee. On March 8, 2018, Litteral was arrested in Denton, MD for uploading child pornography from his home to online P2P sharing networks. His security clearance has been revoked, according to the AP.
#Pizzagate can be totally fake, and now we understand that so many hours and so much time was spent on this conspiracy, while real criminals continued to offend and real victims suffered. These arrests and convictions are real.
I learned about this by reading Lori Handrahan’s article on Medium, published last year.
People who are not in total denial might want to think for the same amount of time physicians recommend we wash our hands (singing “Happy Birthday” twice — or 20 seconds) what people who were victims of child sexual abuse and molestation, and rape under cover of authority, suffer — for the rest of their lives.
Those of us who have experienced these crimes in our own lives know how much it takes for the criminal to be investigated, charged, prosecuted and convicted.
The number of people in government, from local, state to federal, who are doing these things must be beyond all belief. If one adds in schools and other organizations devoted to “helping” children, the number has to be incalculable, as are the silent victims who suffer all their lives.
Like the now-grown men raped as boys by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (sentenced in May, 2016 to 20 months in prison). All this was reported extensively in the Chicago Tribune. Of course Hastert was “worse” than the other gentlemen covered in the article. He was an Illinois Republican.
But you still didn’t really hear about him, did you? They protect their own and the political party has no meaning whatsoever.