Air Force Academy Graduate Colonel Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Making Child Porn

US Air Force Academy Graduate Col Mark Visconi Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
US Air Force Academy Graduate Col Mark Visconi Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

By Aurora Passing | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s Note: AuxBeacon first published this on Friday night October 4th 2019.]

Attention AuxBeacon Readers:

I don’t like the dirt that I have to deal with in Colorado Springs. If I didn’t take the time to point you to these details, you probably would not have noticed this story as it is being released on Friday night 4 October 2019 to bury it.

The buried headlines tonight read:

Air Force colonel pleads guilty in child pornography case
Air Force Colonel Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography
Air Force colonel from Fairfax Co. pleads guilty to getting child porn

Col Mark W. Visconi, 48, of Fairfax Virginia downloaded and viewed “numerous child pornography images and videos” on his laptop using the Tor network for anonymous communication according to the plea documents.

Visconi also used his cellphone to “create hundreds of pictures focused on the clothed buttocks of minor girls, including some depicting ‘upskirts’” that were taken without their knowledge.

Col Visconi is a 1993 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and winner of the 2007 Jabara Award for that United States Air Force Academy graduate whose accomplishments demonstrate superior performance in fields directly involved with aerospace vehicles. The award is named after Colonel James Jabara (1923-1966), the First American Jet Ace.

Past Jabara Award winners include:

1968 Capt Donald D. Stevens, ’60
1969 1st Lt Karl W. Richter, ’64
1969 Major Terry R. Jorris, ’61
1970 Capt Wayne A. Warner, ’63
1971 Capt Neil B. Crist, ’66
1972 Capt R. Stephen Ritchie, ’64
1973 Capt Dale E. Stovall, ’67
1974 Major Robert A. Lodge, ’64
1975 Capt Ronald T. Rand, ’71
        Capt Donald R. Backlund, ’71
1976 Lt Col Michael V. Love, ’60
1977 Major Roger E. Carleton, ’67
1978 Lt Col Wayne F. Kendall Jr., ’60
1979 Major M. H. Bushnell, ’64
1980 Colonel Thomas A. LaPlante, ’61
1981 Capt William T. Gillin, ’73
1982 Lt Col Robert L. Brenci, ’63
1983 Major Neal D. Coyle, ’72
          Colonel Karol J. Bobko, ’59
1984 Capt Michael P. Davis, ’78
1985 Colonel James N. Allburn, ’63
1986 Major Larry E. Faber, ’73
1987 Capt James A. Trinka, ’78
1988 Major Marc D. Felman, ’76
          Capt Thomas M. Ferguson, ’81
1989 Lt Col Robert H. Schnick, ’72
1990 Capt Francis R. Gabreski, ’81
1991 Capt William F. Andrews, ’80
1992 Major Corby L. Martin, ’80
1993 Major Ali C. Frohlich, ’80
1994 Lt Col James A. Sills, ’74
1995 Capt Harold E. Waters, ’85
1996 Lt Col Robert P. Donnelly Jr., ’77
1997 Lt Col David J. Scott, ’78
1998 Capt Daniel E. Flynn, ’91
1999 Major Peter E. Gersten, ’89
2000 Major James L. Cardoso, ’88
2001 Major Julian M. Chesnutt, ’89
2002 Major Henry C. Thompson, ’87
2003 Major Leighton T. Anderson, ’92
          Major Edward J. Lengel, ’92
2004 Major Jason L. Hanover, ’92
2005 Lt Col Keith Schultz, ’79
2006 Capt John Vargas, ’96
2007 Maj Mark W. Visconi, ’93
2008 Capt Jonathan W. Graham, ’99
2009 Chesley B. Sullenberger, ’73
          Capt. Travis A. Burton, ’00
2010 Capt Prichard R. Keely, ’04
2011 Capt Mike Polidor, ’04
2012 Capt Joseph “Drew” Hext, ’02
2013 Capt Christopher D. McConnell, ’05
2014 Capt Charles Napier, ’06
2015 Capt Kyle Babbit, ’08
2016 Maj Matthew Kuta, ’05
2017 Capt Brian Guyette, ’08
2018 Maj Marc Catalano, ’06

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