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Warrant: FBI agents searched Sunspot Observatory for child pornography

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KOB Web Staff
September 19, 2018 06:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A federal search warrant reveals the Sunspot Observatory, in southern New Mexico, was shut down so FBI agents could search for child pornography, according to KTSM, the NBC station in El Paso.

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KTSM reports agents traced a source of the pornography to an IP address at the observatory.

According to the warrant, the suspect, possibly a janitor, used a personal computer to connect to the observatory's Wi-Fi.

No charges have been filed yet.

The observatory was abruptly closed for 11 days and conspiracy theories about the closures immediately ensued.

The director of the observatory was even compelled to release a statement saying, “the telescope did not see aliens."

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