Army Major with the U.S. Army Cyber Command pleads guilty to child ponography charge

Jason Michadel Musgrove, 40, of Grovetown, GA [Image credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office]

Major Jason Michael Musgrove, an Integrated Threat Operations Officer with Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information clearance was assigned to the Army Cyber Joint Headquarters at Fort Gordon when he was charged December 9, 2019 on a federal charge of distribution of child pornography.


At that time, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Brian Epps ordered Musgrove to be remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


According to Stars and Stripes, court documents have revealed that Musgrove used a hidden camera within the bathroom of his residence to obtain footage of juvenile victims, and distributed images of child pornography through Kik chat rooms that were being monitored by a child exploitation task force.


A statement issued on September 3 by the Department of Justice states that Musgrove, 40, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of production of child pornography.  The charge carries a possible sentence of up to 30 years in prison with "substantial" fines and restitution to the victims, followed by a period of supervised release.


There is no parole in the federal system, the release states.


“We’re grateful to our FBI partners for their work in identifying and removing this threat to children. Their diligent and fast action in this case is inspiring,” said U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine. “There is no place in the Southern District where such a despicable predator will be allowed to hide from justice.”