Navy Admiral Is Removed After Investigation Finds He Watched Hours of Porn on Government Computer

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A Navy admiral aboard a San Diego ship to oversee major training exercises last year spent hours watching online pornography on his government computer, an investigation released this week found.

Rear Adm. Richard Williams is seen in a n official photo. (Credit: U.S. Navy)

Rear Adm. Richard Williams is seen in a n official photo. (Credit: U.S. Navy)

Rear Adm. Richard Williams, who was commander of Carrier Strike Group 15 at the time, admitted his conduct to investigators, saying: “I’m guilty; I didn’t know it was this much,” according to a report made available following a request under the Freedom of Information Act by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Williams was removed from his post Jan. 8. Usually that’s enough to end a high-level career, but the Navy also gave Williams a punitive letter of reprimand and found him guilty of violating orders and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

The one-star admiral implied that he didn’t start out with the intention of looking at sexual images during two short stays off the coast for the Dawn Blitz 2015 exercise with Japan, and for a large-scale certification exercise.

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