TSA agent at BWI sentenced to prison for child porn

Abusive BehaviorCrime, Law and JusticeJustice SystemTransportation Security AdministrationBWI Thurgood Marshall AirportPerry HallBaltimore County

A 42-year-old Perry Hall man who worked as a Transportation Security Administration agent at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday for the possession of child pornography, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.

Michael Scott Wilson will also have to serve 15 years of supervised release after his prison term ends and register as a sex offender wherever he lives, works or studies, prosecutors said.

Police began an investigation of Wilson on Sept. 12, 2011, when a Baltimore County police detective connected to a file-sharing network online and was able to download a file containing child pornography that was being shared on the network by Wilson, prosecutors said.

On Sept. 27, members of the county's Crimes Against Children Unit raided Wilson's home and seized computers and other digital items, including storage CDs from a locked safe, prosecutors said. On those devices, police found about 260 images of child pornography, prosecutors said.

Some of the images depicted prepubescent girls being sexually molested and abused by men, prosecutors said.

Wilson was suspended without pay by the TSA upon his arrest, prosecutors said, and he has not worked there since.

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