NASA Researcher Busted in Online Sex Sting
February 24, 2006 1:17 PM
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Fly me to the moon, let me play...
Life must be lonely at NASA. Travis Johnson, a
23-year old researcher at NASA
, was busted for soliciting sex from a cop posing as a 13-year old over the Internet. Police officers arrested him on NASA's property and seized computers and peripherals from his home. NASA officials are also going to probe their computers to see if they can find any evidence to help police with the investigation.
McGuire said that Johnson, a graduate of the University of Arizona, was doing post-graduate research at NASA on the effects of zero gravity on the muscles of astronauts. Johnson has a research grant through UH, and used the UH Internet for his e-mail, McGuire said.
What's interesting to note (from anyone that has caught NBC's recent specials on
) is that Johnson used the most often quoted line from the "Child Predator's Handbook:"
He said this was the first time he had ever talked to somebody who was 13, and look where it got him.
I'm sure that Johnson will meet a few new unwanted "research partners" in jail.
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2/24/2006 4:28:35 PM
I second that. I don't know how many times I've loaded other news sites, seen a typo, thought, holy crap, an international news agency with such a simple typo ON THE FRONT PAGE. I'd wait 30 seconds, hit refresh, and it was usually taken care of :)
Although the number of errors seem like a lack of decent proofreading before posting. I'm sure I make typos in my comments here, but I'm not doing this professionally, I dont need to double check. These guys should put a wee bit extra work in to it. Unless they dont care about their job performance anyway.
2/25/2006 1:21:13 PM
I agree: the story is still pretty ragged. What is "UH", for example? The story doesn't define it before it uses it, and there's not enough context to guess what it might mean.
That's not good writing.
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