Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Nebraska Ben Sasse, already struck by allegations that he helped cover up the sexual abuse of underage male pages while tutoring and proctoring the House Page Program in the late 1990s, is now faced with another brush with pederasty and pedophilia as a result of the conviction of the former chief of cyber-security for the Department of Health and Human Services.
The chief of cyber-security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Timothy DeFoggi, was convicted by a jury for the U.S. District Court of Nebraska in Omaha for “engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website.” DeFoggi used the sites, including two called PedoBook and Onion Pedo Video Archive, to traffic in child pornography. The sites were operated in Omaha by Aaron McGrath, who used the Tor anonymity service to cover the tracks of himself and clients like DeFoggi. DeFoggi is a former resident of Germantown, Maryland. Last December, Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff for Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, was arrested at his Capitol Hill home for possession and distribution of child pornography. The following month, he reputedly committed suicide at his parents’ home in Sykesville, Maryland. Sykesville is a 45 minute drive from Germantown. Loskarn previously worked for GOP House members from Tennessee and California.
Sasse was the chief of staff for Nebraska GOP U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry when Loskarn also worked in the House. Sasse, who is a home schooler and an extreme right-wing Republican, served as the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services from January 2008 to January 2009. Sasse’s oversight of HHS programs overlapped for one year with DeFoggi’s work within the office of the assistant secretary for administration. The two offices, planning/evaluation and administration worked closely with one another, a fact that places Sasse, once again, in a job during a major case involving pedophilia.
Omaha, of course, is infamous for the so-called “Franklin cover-up,” the use of the Franklin Credit Union in the 1980s by a top GOP official named Lawrence King to launder money used for the trafficking of children, including orphans from Boy’s Town, for purposes of sexual molestation. The scandal involved the Reagan and Bush White Houses and was aggressively investigated in front-page stories by The Washington Times.
The FBI’s Operation Torpedo targeted DeFoggi’s and McGrath’s cyber-pedophile operations based in Omaha. DeFoggi used the handles of “fuckchrist” and “PTasseater” to traffic in pornographic images and video of children, including infants.
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It is not known when the FBI first suspected DeFoggi but the Department of Justice stated in a press release that Operation Torpedo was part of a wider investigation called Project Safe Childhood, which began in 2006, two years before DeFoggi and Sasse were working at HHS on security policy issues. One can only wonder whether those issues dealt with securing the use of HHS computers used for storing child pornography from the Project Safe Childhood investigators. With Sasse in the U.S. Senate, one should not expect him to leading any crusades against child pornography and pedophiles. Sasse’s brand of Christian Dominionism, as exemplified by the “Christian Fellowship” of Arlington, Virginia and Capitol Hill, suggests that anyone who molests children are automatically exonerated and forgiven of their sins if they “accept Jesus.” Sasse’s sordid record of affiliation with major pederast perpetrators may be exactly what the secret society of pedophiles in Omaha and Boy’s Town wants to have representing them in the U.S. Senate.
Nebraska, once again, hit with another major pedophile case as seen in this below-the-fold article in the establishment Omaha World-Herald, which was implicated in the Franklin Cover-up. Nebraska’s GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, Ben Sasse, is always one degree of separation from pedophile cases involving places where he has worked. Why would Nebraska want someone who, for almost 20 years, has had the stench of pedophilia around him representing them in the U.S. Senate?
Author: Brian Crowell