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Former FAA Employee Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

On January 18, 2018, Tracy Elliott Fulcher, a former FAA employee, was sentenced in Tarrant County Texas District Criminal Court after pleading guilty to three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree State felony. The court deferred adjudication of guilt for 8 years as long as Fulcher meets the following conditions: successfully serves 8 years of community supervision; pays a $1,000 fine, $6,999 in court costs, and related supervision, crime stoppers, family violence, and sex offender fees; attends mandatory sex offender counseling; performs 160 hours of community service; and complies with the sex offender registration requirements.

The investigation disclosed that between September 11, 2015, and December 7, 2015, Fulcher accessed child pornography sites and viewed lewd and sexual contact photographs on a shared FAA computer at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Fulcher was arrested on March 9, 2017.

DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Department of Public Safety and the Fort Worth Police Department with assistance from FAA’s Office of Security for the Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas.