Former Airport Worker Arrested On Child Porn Charges

On Jan. 2, the Londonderry Police Department was notified by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that it was investigating Miguel Angel Quinones, 38, for possession of child pornography in his personal employee locker at Manchester Boston Regional Airport.

“I didn’t know the specifics of their investigation, but they asked us to obtain a search warrant, which we did,” Londonderry Police Lt. Tim Jones said. The result was the arrest June 12 of Quinones, who is listed as residing at 67 Whittemore Ave., Manchester, on 10 counts of Child Pornography.

Jones said Quinones voluntarily turned himself in to police on the arrest warrant. Quinones had, previously, voluntarily turned in to ICAC investigators his personal laptop computer and three USB thumb drives from his locker at the airport, where he was Lead Transportation Security Officer of the federal Transportation Safety Administration at the airport.

Jones said the laptop hard drives and thumb drives were examined by the Manchester police computer forensics lab, as Londonderry is not equipped with those facilities. “The ICAC assisted with the forensic search once the search warrant was approved,” Jones said.

Jones said that on May 23 the Londonderry Police Department received the results of the forensic search and was notified that “over 1,000 images and one video contained what appeared to be child sexual abuse/pornography.”
On June 11, Londonderry Police completed an arrest warrant for Quinones and on June 12 Quinones turned himself in. He was charged with 10 counts of child pornography and was held on $25,000 cash bail.

Sgt. Tom Grella of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force said, “it was a lengthy investigation that jointly included the police department partners in Hampton, Portsmouth, Manchester and Londonderry and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, and through the investigation Mr. Quinones was arrested on the charges.”
According to Ann Davis, public affairs manager for the Northeast Region of the TSA, Quinones began working for the TSA in August 2002.

Davis said he was suspended without pay in January 2013, as soon as TSA management at the Manchester airport became aware that he was under investigation. Upon learning of the arrest warrant, TSA moved quickly to terminate his employment, Davis said.

“TSA will continue to hold our employees to the highest ethical standards and we will move swiftly and decisively to end the federal careers of any employee who engages in illegal activity,” she added.

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