Friday, February 22, 2013

DC - FBI's New Crisis: Too Much Sexting

Original Article

02/22/2013

By Matt Cantor

FBI agents have received a stern rebuke in internal reports: Time to stop the sexting. An assistant director says the agency has been dealing with a "rash" of dirty texts and naked photos, some sent on government-furnished devices, CNN reports. "When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it's for official use. It's not to text the woman in another office who you found attractive or to send a picture of yourself in a state of undress," the official says.

Some 1,045 employees faced disciplinary measures—although that accounts for both sext- and non-sext-related offenses—between 2010 and 2012. Eighty-five of these employees were fired. One was linked to child pornography; another "hid a recording device in (a) supervisor's office"; another engaged in a drunken "domestic dispute." CNN reports a few of the sex cases:
  • A worker "paid for a sexual favor from (a) masseuse," prompting a two-week suspension.
  • Another sent a "nude photograph of herself to (an) ex-boyfriend's wife," landing a 10-day suspension.
  • An employee sent nude photos "to other employees" that "adversely affected the daily activities of several squads."

"I still get files and I think, 'Wow, I never would have thought of that,'" says the assistant director.

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2 comments :

Loneranger said...

If they were not so set on prosecuting ones that do this it might be laughable. I understand these are adults acting in a very unprofessional manner and in some cases illegal. All on the tax payers free phones. How much fun they must have during the day. We need a law. One that says it is theft of government property or services to do this. Lets make this just as strong as we can to get this stopped. Mandatory five years in the federal prison for starts then mandatory tracking of any phone or e-mail messages to make sure they are not sext messaging for five years after prison as this is how they got into trouble to begin with. Who knows if they will escalate to child porn or not as one thing might lead to another if left unchecked. Better safe then sorry.

Mark said...

Perhaps the FBI should start to look at their own house as was done with the CIA. . . . "Do as we say, not as we do????"