Arrested TSA Employee Manchester-Boston LTSO Miguel Quinones busted for child porn in work locker [MHT]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Clearly this shows that all kinds of contraband is coming in and going out with TSA employees. The only way to be sure, In This Post-Nine-Eleven World (TM), that our airports are safe is to force all TSA employees to undergo backscatter body scans (no MMW permitted, it might miss something) and full private-room enhanced patdowns as a condition of both coming to AND leaving work every day. These steps should be taken Out Of An Abundance Of Caution (TM) and any TSA clerk-not-officer-not-agent expressing displeasure is obviously not A True Patriot(R) and sympathizes with Those Who Would Do Us Harm (TM)(R).
     
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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    You have to wonder why this example of TSA's finest would bring his child porn to work. I'm in the camp that believes he was trading/sharing with co-clerks.
     
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I'm sure it was an isolated incident.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That's what the lockers are for, and what they store in them is not normally a concern for anyone else. Seriously, there are plenty of things wrong with TSA & with this arrestee, but simply using his employee locker to store stuff can he can't walk around with all day is not one of them.
     
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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The simple fact that TSA employees are given a place to hide things *should* be a concern. What if one of them decided to hide a bomb in there and set it off at shift change?

    Given everything we've seen them do, they shouldn't even have uniforms with pockets - and any bags they might need for their lunch, prescription medications, et cetera should be transparent plastic.
     
  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    What, and not enjoy Federal workplace lockers for securing papers and effects?:rolleyes:Nice to know our Federal crime-stoppers uphold the privacy of unionized thieves and perverts under active investigation, at work.

    Not too many child porn investigations involve a party of one. What are the odds that no other TSA employees are involved?
     
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Depends on who's doing the investigating. TSA would just find one fall guy.
     
  8. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    I wonder if it's just a case of him not wanting to leave his porno filled laptop at home where his wife or significant other might get nosey.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Or he needed it for some other purpose (e.g. class, school). It is LAPTOP, after all. Towers & desktops are meant to stay put; laptops travel.

    I often take my personal laptop to work, and won't leave it locked in a trunk or car on a hot summer day.

    [Good reason for my paranoia: In '75 I took a trip w/ a friend to southern Idaho. I got off in Boise to visit my father & left my tape (3 dozen 90 minute tapes, 2 albums/tape) in in his car while he headed farther southeast to go motorcycle riding w/ his brothers. The heat melted the cassettes while they were out riding. If you could see the 70 albums that were lost, you'd cry .... I still have them, can't bear to part with them!]

    And sometimes I just need to use my laptop somewhere. Occasionally there are issues with web site administration that I can't deal w/ from work, either don't want to or the net nanny blocks the access due to the special ports required. Many of us live with our laptops 24/7 except for occasional naps. It's presumptuous & condescending to assume that others aren't equally attached to them.

    It also occurs to me that perhaps he knew the authorities were on to him and was trying stash the laptop & thumb drives somewhere. But seriously, it's not productive for us to speculate on that stuff & then discuss it as though it might have some basis in reality. If he was actually sharing the child porn at work, that will come out in the news because they love to pile on charges for production & distribution when they can.
     
  10. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Probably the best and simplest answer.
    Child porn is not like LPs. Federal workplaces and lockers are not like private company deskdrawers.

    I think part of the speculation is driven by it not making sense to have a 10 felony crime that inherently involves distribution/receipt, abuse of minors, investigation over a year, but results in only one arrest. Together with TSA's history of harboring of perverts and thieves, it invites speculation, idle or not.
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    School? Class? For a TSA employee? Surely you jest. If he were capable of learning, he'd have a real job.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Locally you're only aware of one arrest, but the odds are that it's part of a much larger investigation. It's not unusual for these child porn investigations to involve dozens of perpetrators. They catch wind of one person downloading or uploading the stuff, follow it to its source, and then see who else is involved. Those things take time and are often international efforts.

    They also try to identify & rescue the children who have been victimized, and they've had a surprisingly high success rate in that effort.
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    These comments are getting stale.
     
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  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    They might start leaving their uniforms at the airport real soon now. Who wants to have rotten eggs and vegetables thrown at them because their co-workers are perverts?
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    If people want this site to continue operating, I'd suggest they take a good look at this thread and ponder how to elevate the discourse.
     
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    Ex-TSA worker sentenced for child sex abuse images

    A former Transportation Security Administration worker at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport was sentenced two to four years in state prison for possessing child sex abuse images. Miguel Quinones, 39, pleaded guilty on Monday to five counts of possession of the images as part of a negotiated agreement with county prosecutors. Quinones began serving his prison term after his guilty plea in Rockingham County Superior Court.


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    http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140819/NEWS03/140819057


    Ex-TSA worker sentenced for child sex abuse images

    BRENTWOOD — A former Transportation Security Administration worker at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport was sentenced two to four years in state prison for possessing child sex abuse images. Miguel Quinones, 39, pleaded guilty on Monday to five counts ...


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    http://www.newhampshire.com/article/20140819/NEWS03/140819057
     
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