PAFB Chief Scientist Obrien Busted For Child Porn

By  //  May 10, 2013


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BREAKING NEWS

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – David Obrien of Melbourne has been arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography, according to Major Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

A cooperative investigation between agents from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation culminated with the arrest of 71-year-old David O’Brien at his home at 4095 Turtlemound Road in Melbourne, Fla. (BCSO images)

A cooperative investigation between agents from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation culminated with the arrest of 71-year-old David O’Brien at his home at 4095 Turtlemound Road in Melbourne, Fla. (BCSO images)

A cooperative investigation between agents from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation culminated with the arrest of the 71-year-old Obrien at his home at 4095 Turtlemound Road in Melbourne, Fla.

Obrien was charged with 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and is being held at the Brevard County Jail on $250,000.00 bond, according to Major Goodyear.

RECOVERED MULTIPLE COMPUTERS

The Sheriff’s Office SORT Unit received information that Obrien was involved in the distribution of child pornography which led to the issuance of a search warrant for Obrien’s residence. Upon serving the search warrant, agents recovered multiple computers from the residence.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Obrien is currently employed as the Chief Scientist for Headquarters Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base. At the present time, investigators have uncovered no information that Obrien committed any crimes while on Air Force property, according to Major Goodyear.

“Our agents in coordination with the FBI and PAFB are to be commended for a very thorough and timely investigation,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“Through their outstanding efforts, an individual who actively participated in the exploitation of our children has been removed from our communities. I applaud this partnership and the agencies involved who stand between our most defenseless citizens and those who wish to harm them. Today’s arrest sends a strong message, that regardless of who you are, these Agents will investigate you and put you in our jail if you take any action to harm a child.”

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office SORT Unit at 321-633-8419 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.

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