Feeds

Retired US Army major faces Net pedo charge

Yet another perfectly respectable online sicko

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

A retired US Army major who directed emergency communications for the White House has been charged with attempting to have sex with two young girls. Idaho retiree John Davis got caught in an Internet sting operation when a mother who told him he could have sex with her daughters, aged twelve and fourteen, turned out to be an undercover police officer. Davis was arrested on 23 March after arriving in San Diego, California to meet the woman and arrange the illicit encounter. Davis indicated in e-mails and phone conversations that "it was his lifelong ambition or dream, or words to that effect, to have sex with young ladies of this age," San Diego County deputy district attorney Rick Clabby said at the arraignment. Davis faces twenty years' imprisonment if convicted on all counts. The remainder of his arraignment is delayed until 20 April while his lawyer mounts an attack on the laws leading to his arrest. "We would have pleaded not guilty the other day, but these attacks have to be entered before the plea," defence lawyer Peter Hughes said. "In the event of a national emergency he would have been fully responsible for White House Communications, and would have travelled with the President to a relocation centre, to direct all information service requirements and base operations for the duration of the emergency," the lawyer noted. The judge was persuaded to grant US $500,000 bail. Davis retired in 1994 as Director of Emergency Actions for the White House, after twenty years' service in the Army. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.