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Air Traffic Control Specialist Sentenced to 78 Months Imprisonment for Charges of Child Pornography

On November 14, 2008, David Trigg, Air Traffic Control Specialist, was sentenced to 78 Months Imprisonment and a lifetime of supervised release in U.S. District Court, St. Louis, Missouri. Trigg pled guilty on August 27, 2008, to “Receipt of Child Pornography” and “Possession of Child Pornography.” During the DOT/OIG investigation, Mr. Trigg admitted to utilizing a Federal Aviation Administration computer to access child pornography prior to his morning shifts in the air traffic control tower at the St. Louis Airport. Additionally, forensic analysis conducted on Mr. Trigg’s home computer, confirmed multiple images depicting child pornography. Mr. Tigg will be removed from Federal service effective November 28, 2008. This investigation was conducted jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.