Beware the pervert in the cockpit: Republic pilot busted for child porn

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Mike, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    NBC San Diego: Pilot, Teacher Among Suspects in Child Porn Sweep

    Robert Mckany is an airline pilot who worked for Republic Airlines which operates as Frontier, US Airways Express, Delta Connection and United Express. Prosecutors say Mckany is accused of receiving digital images of child pornography.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    According to Intelius, there is only one Robert Mckany in the U.S.:

    Mckany Robert intelius.jpg
    So this likely is his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/robert.mckany
    Where you'll find a photo album named "Bird Strike" where they mention a deer strike:​
    Mckany Robert deer strike.jpg
    ... which I'm guessing refers to this Republic Airways standoff between an Embraer 170 and a white-tail deer (the Embraer won):​
    And he has the ratings to fly for Republic:​
    Meet Robert Khether Mckany, Republic Airlines pilot, slayer of bird and deer, and alleged afficionado of child pornography, perhaps soon to embark on a new career as a federal prisoner:​
    Mckany Robert 33.jpg Mckany Robert 22.jpg Mckany Robert 44.jpg Mckany Robert 11.jpg
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Yeah, well until it can be disproved that the Postal Inspector didn't send them I'm not going to go all ape on him.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Postal inspectors had little, if anything, to do with this wave of arrests. They appear to be focusing mostly on peer-to-peer file sharing.

    The elementary school teacher (John Kinloch) seems to be getting most of the public attention in San Diego, not the pilot. They're reopening a couple child molestation investigations that they had previously closed.

    What stands out with these arrests (245 so far) is that they're making it a priority to identify the children involved and thus far have identified 110 children, almost one child identified and potentially rescued for every two perverts busted. ^
     
  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The probability of that is so small it's just a red herring in the any particular case.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Interesting -- he graduated from the same high school (Grossmont H.S., La Mesa, CA) as my father. Dear old Dad was a bit weird himself, too.
     

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