Parks Boss Had 3400 Porn Pics; Feds Avert Gaze
Report overlooks Gettysburg chief's thing for on-the-job sex shots
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 19, 2009 3:50 AM CDT
What would Abraham Lincoln say? A statue of the prez stands at the Gettysburg National Military Park, whose superintendent spent lots of time poring over 3,400 porn images on the job.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – A federal investigative report has cleared a parks official even though he pored over thousands of porn pics on his computer while he was supposed to be working. The superintendent of the popular Gettysburg National Military Park was cleared of misconduct accusations linked to financial dealings with the Gettysburg Foundation, reports the Washington Post. But no mention is made in the report of the superintendent's fondness for Internet porn on the job discovered by officials who found 3,400 images on his hard drive.

An investigator's memo sent to the head of the National Parks Service, however, delcared that John Latschar's "inappropriate use of his government computer violates policy." But the parks department refused to reveal if Latschar has been disciplined for the porn. He remains in his $145,000-a-year job.