The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Man gets five years for child porn at work

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Herald staff
SEATTLE -- A Lynnwood man caught downloading child pornography on his work computer was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison.
Thomas Joseph Barrett, 50, worked for the Social Security Administration. He was arrested at work in January after an investigation revealed that he was using his office computer to download child pornography during work hours. Prosecutors alleged that he'd accessed more than 3,500 images on his work and home computers. The investigation also turned up evidence that Barrett had researched the criminal penalties for possessing child pornography.
The administration's network and data were never compromised, authorities said.
Barrett will be under federal supervision for a decade once he's released from prison.
Story tags » LynnwoodPunishment

More Local News Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates