Child predator receives life sentence

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  • By James C. Dillard
  • OSI Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam Parker pled guilty and was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge and life in prison April 9 for crimes including possession of child pornography and sexual assaults of five family members, including four minors and his wife, following an investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

The Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory also identified more than 30,000 movies and images featuring potential child pornography from files recovered at Parker's home.

Parker was initially interviewed by OSI agents while deployed, then once again by OSI when he returned to his home station at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

"Our most important role as the Air Force's premier investigative agency is to find the truth, no matter how deplorable it may prove to be," said Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Jacobsen, OSI commander. "By putting a child predator behind bars for life, we are sending a message to any other would-be predators that sexual assault and child exploitation will not be tolerated by the Air Force."

This was the third life sentence in the Air Force for a non-murder case since 1996.

"The sentencing speaks volumes about the charges levied against this Airman," Jacobsen said. "No child should feel unsafe in their own home; hopefully this Airman's victims will feel a little safer now knowing that he will never have the opportunity to assault them again."