Air Force Commander Standing Trial over Virtual Child Porn

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「A former commander at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base will soon be dealing with a civilian trial (and court-martial) after it was alleged that he was in possession of virtual child pornography, yet another instance of the authorities having nothing better to do other than stand up for nonexistent children.

The charge sheet claimed that the Lieutenant Colonel “knowingly possessed visual depictions, such as drawings, cartoons and virtual images, that depict minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct”.

He will be tried in a civilian court for both distribution and possession of “visual media of sexual exploitation of children” and two cases of tampering on May 23rd and May 24th and his court-martial begins August 5th and ends August 10th.

The former commander apparently hid his IP address using special software and then attempted to delete files from his computer – resulting in him also being hit with two counts of tampering with evidence.

A spokeswoman for the 49th Wing at Holloman, Jasmine Manning, stated the following in an email:

“The military justice system is fair and just. We are concerned about justice, including protecting the rights of the accused. Lt. Col. Vollenweider is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, just as he would be under any American criminal justice system.

“The military ensures its people are held to high standards and are held accountable for their actions. In keeping with good order and discipline, military personnel must exhibit impeccable personal standards and behavior, which is critical to the success of the military.”

The accused man was relieved of his position in 2017 after the outcome of the 12th’s criminal investigation, he was indicted come October 2017, where it was said that he distributed this “child pornography” to “members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the New Mexico attorney general”.」

Oh great - Another victimless crime involving non-real fictional drawings. Not only that but a high ranking Military official with his career forever ruined over a bunch of bullshit. Now if he was using military equipment illegally or if it was *real* child pornography than this would be a different story but as it stands its just another pointless 'crime'. Yes - Let's ignore real crimes such as the real children that are actually exploited and fuck over some high ranking Military guy that actually does his fucking job. Tell me - what was his crime? Who was the victim of the crime? Fucking no one. He will have to register as a sex offender and the Military will lose probably a perfectly capable officer over non-sense instead.