Delaware airman faces child porn charges

April 15, 2011 10:45:19 AM PDT
A Dover Air Force Base sergeant has been arrested by federal authorities and charged with transporting child pornography.

According to a criminal complaint unsealed this week, 27-year-old Staff Sergeant Christopher Brandli of Wyoming, Del., was arrested Wednesday at the Dover base. He is being detained pending a hearing on Tuesday.

Brandli is accused of transporting child pornography on computer hard drives he took with him when deployed to the United Arab Emirates last year. The complaint states that Brandli admitted to Air Force investigators that he possessed videos of underage girls.

Authorities said the videos were discovered after another airman began using a computer that had Brandli's external hard drive still attached to it.

A federal public defender assigned to represent Brandli did not immediately return a telephone message Friday.