LAWFUEL – The US Law Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and DANIEL J. WALSH, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the General Services Administration (“GSA”), Office of Inspector General, announced
that EDWARD FEUER, a GSA employee, was arrested today on charges
that he used his Government computer at 26 Federal Plaza to
download child pornography. According to the Complaint filed
today in Manhattan federal court:
FEUER is a Contract Specialist and 20-year employee of
GSA who works at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan. GSA
investigators learned from German law enforcement officers that
child pornography had been downloaded to a Government computer.
Upon further investigation, GSA discovered that the computer was
assigned to FEUER, and that he had downloaded from a German
website at least 124 images of child pornography, including
graphic pictures of sexual activity involving children and at
least one infant. Using computer monitoring software, the GSA
also determined that FEUER continued to access child pornography
through July 2007. According to the National Center for Missing
and Expoited Children, at least six of the images downloaded to
FEUER’s computer depicted known victims of child pornography.
FEUER is charged with one count of possessing child
pornography in a U.S. Government building, and possessing child
pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce. If
convicted, the defendant faces a maximum prison term of 10 years.
The defendant is scheduled to appear before United
States Magistrate Judge RONALD L. ELLIS in Manhattan federal
court later today.
Mr. GARCIA praised the investigative efforts of the GSA
Office of Inspector General.
Assistant United States Attorney DAVID A. O’NEIL is in
charge of the prosecution.
The charges contained in the Complaint are merely
accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and
until proven guilty.