Kentucky's Cybercrimes Unit busts British sailor, state closer to winning War of 1812 [News]

Print

From a press release Kentucky's Attorney General's office distributed this afternoon:

An undercover investigation by Attorney General Jack Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has identified a British Royal Navy sailor stationed aboard an oil rig in the Persian Gulf as a suspected child pornographer. After further investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), with support from the FBI, Andrew Lomax was removed from the Al-Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT) in Iraq territorial water and turned over to the Royal Navy Police. Evidence gathered by the Attorney General's office and other investigative agencies has been turned over to the Royal Navy Police for investigation.

Over a three-month period beginning in July 2010, an investigator in General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit identified the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a computer aboard the ABOT that possessed suspected child pornography. Using information collected by the Cybercrimes Unit, NCIS was able to link Lomax's computer to the suspected child pornographic images.

This bust of a British sailor should be a major boon to Kentucky's efforts in the War of 1812. Conway's Cybercrimes Unit's—not to be confused with "the Office of the Attorney General's Cybercrimes Unit" or "the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Cybercrimes Unit," as Conway must fund this merry band of pedophile policement with his own deep pockets—deserves all the credit a Friday afternoon press release will bestow upon it.

It's great that a kiddie-porn fan is off the streets rig. But if anyone can explain how Kentucky taxpayers benefited from state employes spending three months (!!!) trying to bust a British sailor based in the Persian Gulf, please do so in the comments.

My theory? It's an election year and Conway thought Kentucky voters would be impressed that he's worked with CBS's hit show NCIS. Clearly he doesn't think too highly of us:

Of course, maybe next week the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Service will share with taxpayers what it's doing to combat scurvy.

Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia

About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
More articles from Zach Everson
Like us on Facebook!
Subscribe to our RSS Feed!
Follow us on Twitter!
Add us to your circles on Google+!
Follow us on Pinterest!
Follow us on Tumblr!

Search Louisville Events

More Events | Post an Event | Event Map
sat
20
sun
21
mon
22
tue
23
wed
24
thu
25
fri
26

Search Louisville Restaurants

Louisville Independent Business Alliance

 

Copyright © 2014 Louisville.com, All Rights Reserved
137 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40202
502-625-0100
Mobile Site