CIA Files Show Agency Knew At Least 10 Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving Children

A bombshell report detailed secret CIA files compiled over the past 14 years, showing solid documentation that at least 10 of its employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children as young as two-years-old.

The CIA was responsible for handling the “prosecution” of most of these employees after the US Attorneys for the Eastern District of Virginia sent their cases back to the agency. According to a BuzzFeed report, most of the individuals accused were never charged with a crime, and few even still saw any consequences from the agency except for possibly losing their job or security clearance.

The agency apparently fears their staffers will reveal state secrets and therefore tends to turn a blind eye to their alleged criminal activity. Only one staffer was charged with a crime. According to the report, that staffer was not being supported by the CIA because the staffer was also being investigated for “mishandling classified material.”

From the BuzzFeed report:

“Four former officials who are familiar with how internal investigations work at intelligence agencies told BuzzFeed News there are many reasons that prosecutors might not pursue a criminal case. One of them, familiar with the workings of the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General, said the agency is concerned that in a criminal case, it could lose control of sensitive information.

The former official, who received the declassified inspector general reports, characterized the concern from CIA lawyers as, “We can’t have these people testify. They may inadvertently be forced to disclose sources and methods.”

This same official told BuzzFeed that it is important to safeguard “sensitive and classified equities” but that “for crimes of a certain class … you just have to figure out how to prosecute these people.”

The report detailed that one CIA employee allegedly had sexual contact with two children, a two-year-old and a six-year-old. A mother reportedly sold three sexually explicit videos of female children to a separate CIA employee who resigned after the agency became aware.

Another employee told the agency that “he had viewed up to 1,400 sexually abusive images of children while on agency assignments.” The report also stated that a CIA contractor was caught in an FBI sting attempting to arrange sex with a child only had his contract revoked.

In a statement, the CIA said that the agency “takes all allegations of possible criminal misconduct committed by personnel seriously,” but did not comment on the details provided to the media showing the CIA going light on punishing possible sex crimes involving children.

1 comment
  1. They new and only prosecuted one of these monsters. Their claim, they can’t risk having the accused take the stand and inadvertently reveal sources and methods. What a load, if that were truly the case their would be no way to ever prosecute a spy for a foreign country; yet it happens. I want to know why the CIA has given a pass to these child predators. I also want to see those responsible held to account for this miscarriage of justice.

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