Retired Air Force General Charged With Possession of Child Pornography

Air Force Brig. Gen. Frank Sullivan, 67, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. [Photo Credit: Office Of Attorney General]

“General Sullivan’s alleged actions disgrace his work and besmirch the Pennsylvania National Guard, an organization that has bravely and dutifully come to the aid of Pennsylvanians whenever they have been called,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a prepared statement. “I’ve said it time and time again — nobody is above the law. My office will investigate and prosecute anyone who harms Pennsylvanians, no matter what positions of power they may hold.”


Shapiro stated that agents from his office became aware of Sullivan's viewing habits during an investigation on a file sharing network.


Last month, Sullivan's home was raided and electronic devices were subjected to investigation.  Thousands of searches for "preeteen images," including the use of 37 key phrases used for searching for child pornography were located by forensic analysis.  Additionally, images depicting children “engaged in very graphic sexual acts" were located.


Yesterday, Sullivan was arrested and charged with 15 counts of second degree felony sexual abuse of children and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.


In his arraignment, he entered a plea of not guilty and his bail was set at $100,000.


In a related case, a tenant of Sullivan's, Bobby Glenn Williams, Jr., 32, was arrested and charged last month concerning child pornography as well.  According to information from the Attorney General's office, Williams was charged with 14 felony counts of disseminating photos of child sex acts, 11 felony counts of child pornography, and one felony count of criminal use of a communication facility.