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.
More Local News Headlines
No answers more than 9 years after mother and daughter were murdered Neighbors band together to fight construction of 112 homes 14 nonprofits have launched an online initiative to seek donations Teen who sprayed mace at clerk said crime ‘looked easy’ on TV Public meeting: State parks leaders review past, ponder future Christian rocker shares lessons of grace from his own life Community Transit to expand Snohomish County routes in March Arlington man’s death in Camano Island fire deemed suicide
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.