Jeffrey Litteral, an employee with the United States Secret Service, has been arrested on charges he possessed and distributed child pornography, according to Maryland State Police.
The investigation into Litteral’s disgusting behavior started in 2017 when a Maryland State Police investigator received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about possible child pornography being uploaded online. After confirming the material was indeed child pornography, the investigator launched an investigation into finding its source.
Upon his arrest, forensics discovered and seized electronic equipment from Litteral’s home Tuesday night. The US Secret Service released a statement following Litteral’s arrest, pointing out that his security clearance has been suspended and he has been placed on administrative leave.
The statement is as follows:
“The Secret Service is aware of the allegations resulting in the arrest of an employee. We take allegations of potential criminal activity seriously. The employee’s security clearance has been suspended and the employee has been placed on administrative leave. All Secret Service issued equipment has been retrieved and the employee’s access to all Secret Service facilities is terminated. These allegations, if proven true, are intolerable and are condemned by the Secret Service. Our agency has a longstanding partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that dates back to 1994. As part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, the Secret Service provides forensic and technical assistance in cases involving missing and exploited children. The Secret Service offers assistance to federal, state, local law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to aid in their investigations. In addition, the U. S. Secret Service Forensic Services Division (FSD), created the Forensic Investigative Response and Support Team (FIRST) to provide forensic support to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), local and State law enforcement officials. Officials from our agency assisted the Maryland State Police during this investigation and arrest and will continue to do so. The Maryland State Police is the lead investigative agency in this case. All further inquiries regarding this case should be made to their Office of Public Information.”
Sexual misconduct seems to be a common trend within the Trump administration. The amount of government workers who have this sick urge is truly alarming. If these are the people protecting our country we, as a nation, need to get a grip on reality.
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