07-24-2006, 07:34 PM #1
1,300 Porn Images Found On Sheriff Employee's Computer
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- An undercover sting inside the Orange County sheriff's headquarters found a department employee had more than 1,300 images of porn on his work computer.
Eyewitness News found out he's the son of a sheriff's office commander who was trying to develop a career in law enforcement and this wasn't the first time he broke department rules.
At first, deputies said, Thomas Cockriel actually denied loading his county computer with smut. But when confronted with evidence of the 1,324 images they'd found, he turned in his notice.
Deputies said what Cockriel was doing with his taxpayer-owned computer could have cost him his job if he hadn't quit first.
"We take these kind of things very, very seriously," said
It was routine maintenance of the sheriff's computer system that did Cockriel in. Someone in the IT department found hundreds of pornographic images on Cockriel's personal space on the network.