Former Trump administration official sentenced to five years in prison for possession of child porn

Former Turning Point USA staffer and member of the Trump Commerce Department sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for possessing child pornography

Former Trump administration official sentenced to five years in prison for possession of child porn
Image Credit : Ken Lund/Flickr

After pleading guilty to a federal charge of obtaining child pornography, a former Commerce Department employee in the Trump administration was sentenced to five and a half years in prison.

Adam Hageman, 26, was detained in November 2020 after Homeland Security searched his Washington, DC residence.

According to a pre-trial detention brief, he voluntarily opened his cell phone and gave Homeland Security officers access to an image vault containing child pornography during the search. According to the document, the vault contained at least 33 movies that looked to contain sexually graphic portrayals of minors.

Prosecutors accused Hageman in the letter of urging members of an internet group to rape minors and asking group members to transmit child pornography.

According to an affidavit made in November 2020 by a Homeland Security special agent, Hageman revealed that his choice was minors aged 12 to 16, and that the youngest person he had intercourse with was 15 years old.

Last Thursday, Hageman pled guilty to obtaining child pornography.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced him to 66 months in prison. He will be on parole for five years after his release. Hageman will also be required to register as a sexual offender.

Politico reported that before joining the Commerce Department, Hageman worked as an administrator for Turning Point USA, a far-right conservative nonprofit group.

The US Department of Commerce, Hageman's attorney, and Turning Point USA did not immediately reply to Insider's requests for comment.

Next Post Previous Post
No Comment
Add Comment
comment url