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A former FBI special agent, who worked on some of the bureau’s most high profile cases including the 9/11 attacks and the Oklahoma bombing, faces twenty years in prison after being arrested on child pornography charges.
Donald Sachtleben, 54, who served the FBI as a bomb technician for 25 years, was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.
The Indiana resident was arrested after the FBI and an Internet Crimes Against Children task force began investigating another individual who was allegedly trading child pornography online.
That individual, identified as Jason Nicoson from Illinois, was arrested in January.
After searching Nicoson’s computer, investigators were able to trace illegal activity to Sachtleben’s home in Carmel.
After obtaining a search warrant on May 3, police allegedly discovered approximately 30 images and video files containing child pornography on the hard drive of his laptop computer.
Charged: Sachtleben, 54, faces thirty years behind bars if convicted of the child pornography possession and distribution charges
Police interviewed Sachtleben’s wife, who denied knowing anything about the images on her husband’s computer, according to an affidavit released today by the U.S Attorney’s office in Indiana.
The indecent images found on Sachtleben’s computer allegedly match those which were discovered on Nicoson’s.
If convicted, Sachtleben faces up to 20 years behind bars for the distribution charge and up to 10 years for the possession charge.
Successful career: After retiring from an illustrious career in the FBI, Sachtleben began working in the Forensic Science department at Oklahoma State University, where he has been employed since last October
Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000 and a lifetime supervised release.
‘Today’s announcement […]should make clear that no matter who you are, you will be brought to justice if you are found guilty of such criminal behavior,’ said US Attorney Joseph Hogsett.
Sachtleben retired from the FBI in 2008, after working on cases including the Unabomber case, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the USS Cole bombing, reported ABC News.
and currently works at Oklahoma State University in the Forensic Sciences department, where he has been employed since last October.
He is expected to appear in court on Thursday.
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Sadness: Trevor Phillips, Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, said he regretted failing to challenge race rules
Thousands of children have lost the chance of a decent life because of the ban on mixed-race adoption, the state equality chief has admitted.
Trevor Phillips said it was his greatest regret that he failed to challenge the race rules which denied children the chance of a loving family and instead left them at the mercy of a failing care system.
Changes could have been made 10 years ago if the race relations watchdog had called for an inquiry, Mr Phillips said.
The acknowledgement by Mr Phillips of the damage done by the ban follows the Coalition’s decision to legislate to sweep away race rules.
The new law will reinforce guidelines already handed to social workers that tell them the need to find a family for a child is more important than their longstanding doctrine which says, for example, it is bad for a black child to be brought up by a white family.
For more than two decades adoptive parents have been strictly screened on race grounds, with many rejected because they have been judged the wrong match.
Social workers have been trained to believe that black children lose self-esteem and pride in themselves if they are not brought up by parents of the same colour.
Critics have said there is no evidence to support this theory and that race has been used as an excuse to depress the number of adoptions.
Mr Phillips, who is to step down as chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission this summer, said he should have challenged the race ban when he was appointed chief of its race relations predecessor, the Commission for Racial Equality, in 2003.
He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘If I had to pinpoint one single thing I would say that I wish when I took over at the CRE I had been more aggressive on the issue of transracial adoption.
‘If I had ordered an inquiry, an investigation, it would have shown pretty clearly that the life chances of children would have been much much better in a family of any race compared to staying in care.
‘I would have then be able to essentially change the policy in local authorities 10 years ago.’
Mr Phillips added: ‘My personal regret is that hundreds of children, maybe thousands of children, would now be in families who got stuck in the care system. If I had to go back and do something different, I would do something about that.
‘Being in care is the surest indicator that you will end up in crime, in drugs, that you will end up unemployed, and your children will repeat your experience.’
He added: ‘I think if we had been more aggressive on this issue we could have transformed the lives of very many children. But these are things we know in hindsight.’
It was the first time Mr Phillips is thought publicly to have criticised the ban on mixed-race adoptions, although critics of the system have long held that adoption was the last area of public life in Britain in which authorities were prepared to support open racial discrimination.
History: In 2000 Tony Blair suggested that the bar to transracial adoption should go