☷Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison for Transportation of Child Pornography
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Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison for Transportation of Child Pornography Defendant Used a Hidden Camera to Record Four Minor Victims in the Bathroom Greenbelt , Maryland – U . S . District Judge Theodore D . Chuang sentenced Jason Daniel Ort , age 36 , of Waldorf , Maryland , late yesterday to 11 years in federal prison , followed by 15 years of supervised release , for transportation of child pornography , specifically videos Ort had surreptitiously recorded using a hidden camera in a bathroom , as well as other images and videos he possessed . Judge Chuang also ordered that , upon his release from prison , Ort must register as a sex offender in the places where he resides , where he is an employee , and where he is a student , under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ( SORNA ) . The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L . Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J . Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , Baltimore Field Office; and Brigadier General Terry Bullard , Commander Air Force Office of Special Investigations . According to his guilty plea , between September 28 , 2020 , and October 1 , 2020 , Ort knowingly transported videos containing child pornography from Maryland to New York . As stated in his plea agreement , on October 2 , 2020 , the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office in New York ( OCSO ) received a complaint from an adult ( Individual 1 ) that Ort had placed a black spy camera in Individual 1’s bedroom while visiting the individual’s home . On October 1 , 2020 , Individual 1 located the camera , which contained an SD card . Upon review of the SD card’s contents , Individual 1 discovered a video of a minor female using the bathroom and lifting up her dress to wipe herself . Individual 1 observed a video of Ort entering the bathroom and adjusting the camera . According to military records , Ort was a First Lieutenant in the U . S . Air Force stationed in Maryland and was scheduled for leave during that time to visit Individual 1’s residence in New York . In an interview with OCSO officers , Ort admitted to placing the camera in Individual 1’s bedroom and that he placed the camera in several other locations , including in a bathroom at another residence in Pocomoke City , Maryland . Ort said that he watched the videos for sexual pleasure and knew that his actions were wrong . As a result of their investigation , OCSO seized multiple electronic items in New York , including the spy camera containing the SD card and Ort’s laptop . A subsequent forensic review of the SD card revealed at least 10 video files depicting minor females using the bathroom and bathing . Ort recorded these videos using the spy camera placed in the bathroom of the Pocomoke City , Maryland residence in and around December 2019 and January 2020 . The camera appeared to be positioned under the sink , facing the toilet and the shower . Throughout the videos , four minor females were recorded with their genitals exposed while either showering or using the toilet . A forensic review of the Ort’s laptop revealed hundreds of files constituting child pornography . Some of the files depicted prepubescent minors engaged in sex acts . As detailed in his plea agreement , on November 16 , 2020 , law enforcement executed a search warrant at Ort’s Waldorf , Maryland residence and recovered numerous electronic devices including a 1 TB digital hard drive , a 500 GB hard drive , and a second laptop with a 1 TB hard drive . Upon review of one of the hard drives , law enforcement found video files that were duplicates of or compilations of clips from the videos found on the SD card depicting the minor victims . Further , a forensic review of the second laptop located at Ort’s residence revealed a search for “production of child pornography charge” and “Citizen’s Guide to U . S . Federal Law on Child Pornography” on October 7 , 2020 . This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood , a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse . Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division ' s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section , Project Safe Childhood marshals federal , state , and local resources to locate , apprehend , and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children , and to identify and rescue victims . For more information about Project Safe Childhood , please visit www . justice . gov/psc . For more information about Internet safety education , please visit www . justice . gov/psc and click on the Resources tab on the left of the page . United States Attorney Erek L . Barron commended the FBI and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations for their work in the investigation and thanked the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance . Mr . Barron thanked Assistant U . S . Attorney Jessica Collins who is prosecuting the federal case . For more information on the Maryland U . S . Attorney’s Office , its priorities , and resources available to help the community , please visit www . justice . gov/usao - md/project - safe - childhood and https://www . justice . gov/usao - md/community - outreach . # # #
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