Air Force colonel pleads guilty to child pornography charges

| October 9, 2019


In a 2007 photo, Maj. Mark W. Visconi receives the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship, given each year to the U.S. Air Force Academy graduate whose accomplishments demonstrate superior performance in fields directly involved with aerospace vehicles.

Our ninjas have been busy of late.

By ROSE L. THAYER | STARS AND STRIPES

An Air Force colonel pleaded guilty Friday to receiving child pornography online and taking photos of underage girls without their consent, according to the Department of Justice.

Col. Mark Visconi, 48, of Fairfax, Va., used an online bulletin board dedicated to sharing illegal images of minors between November 2015 and June 2016, according to the release from the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia. A forensic review of his laptop showed that Visconi downloaded and viewed numerous child pornography images and videos using an anonymous web browser.

Titles indicated he downloaded videos of girls as young as 3 years old, according to court documents. In another, investigators noted the girl had a pillowcase with characters from the animated film “Beauty and the Beast.”

If that wasn’t slimy enough for you..

The plea documents also noted Visconi used his cell phone to create more than 440 pictures focused on the clothed buttocks of minor girls, according to the release. In a smaller subset of these pictures, Visconi appeared to take “upskirting” images of some of the girls, who did not appear to know that pictures were being taken.

Marking the date on my calendar. Bet I’m not alone.

Sentencing for Visconi is scheduled Jan. 31 with U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia. Visconi faces five to 20 years in prison and must register as a sex offender, according to court documents.

Read the rest at Stars and Stripes if you can stomach it. I did so you don’t have to.

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  1. Wilted Willy says:

    I hope they cut off his nuts with a rusty soup can! Bubba and the gang will be very happy to welcome our little pervert! I hope he has an endless supply of vasoline!!

  2. ninja says:

    Visconi?

    Why does that name sound familiar?

    😉🤗🤔

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    There are not enough words to say what I’m thinking.

  4. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    (i shudder and grimace, my stomach churns, i want to puke……)

  5. ninja says:

    The Air Force Colonel featured in this post and the Stars and Stripes article (Colonel Mark William Visconi) bears a very strong resemblance to a Marine whose last name is Visconi.

    Anyone remember the Marine?

    😉

    • JBUSMC says:

      Is this his son?

      • ninja says:

        Colonel Mark William Visconi’s CLOSE relative used to cry “Uncle” alot on TAH when he was exposed.

        Hope that answers the question, JBUSMC.

        *grin*

        • JBUSMC says:

          I wonder if the one who was crying “Uncle” was playing around with his brothers wife back in the early 70s? The resemblance is uncanny.

          • ninja says:

            Colonel Visconi’s Father, who passed away in 2008, is the Marine Visconi’s Biological Brother.

            Have seen other Uncles and Nephews strong family resemblance.

            And again, both have mental issues, causing me to believe that their genetic makeup has kinks in it.

  6. Mason says:

    Only 20 years? I’d like to see these disgusting deviants condemned to death or at the least castration.

    • ninja says:

      Mason:

      Perhaps he hired a Lawyer who used to be a Marine to get him 20 years?

      😉 *grin*

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        Uncle Frank “helps” vets by charging “$20.00 per hour” for his “legal services”. And, we have seen the “legal acumen” on one Frank Visconi.

        • ninja says:

          And that Visconi will most likely go to his grave never admitting he was wrong.

          At least his Nephew admitted what he did.

          Hopefully, their Mental Issues have not been passed down to their children.

      • The Stranger says:

        Ain’t that something…you couldn’t make something like this up if you tried because no one would believe you. I’m kind of wondering who is more ashamed of whom in this scenario.

  7. Comm Center Rat says:

    Will this perv receive a dismissal from the Air Force to ensure he never collects military retired pay and TRICARE benefits?

    Both Visconi and Creepy Uncle Joe make my skin crawl.

    • ninja says:

      CCR:

      According to this Washington Time article, “it was not clear Tuesday whether he may face a military court martial in addition to the federal court case against him.”

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/8/mark-visconi-air-force-colonel-pleads-guilty-child/

      Am not a lawyer, so don’t know if he will continue drawing Colonel’s pay while serving time in prison or if his Family will still be covered under TRICARE if he does not go before a Court Martial Board.

      Do know this: If he is charged with a Felony, then he may lose VA Burial benefits, such as being buried in Arlington or other VA Cemeteries.

      • AW1Ed says:

        IANAL, nor Air Force, or even an officer, ande my service orbit thankfully never crossed officer’s legal woes. But I would assume (there’s that word again) the Air Force would wish to divest themselves of his presence quick and cleanly. So reduction of rank to zip.sh!t loss of all pay and allowances, and out the door straight to the Feds and or/the State to face charges there. I’m sure one of our legal eagles will chime in soon and give us a more learned opinion.

      • rgr769 says:

        He has already pled guilty to federal felonies in connection with the kiddie porn charges. That is why he is subject to incarceration for a minimum of five years. If the feds find child porn on your computer and you downloaded it, you are going to federal prison, period. And it is always a felony because the penalty is incarceration for more than one year. The common definition of a felony is a crime for which the defendant may be imprisoned for more than one year.

    • rgr769 says:

      I would expect that there is a likelihood he could be subjected to a court martial for conduct unbecoming an officer. That would likely be the only way his retired pay would be impacted. The Air Force could not prosecute him for the kiddie porn because of the double jeopardy rule, as he has already pled guilty to those charges. He will obviously have to retire so he can do his five years plus in the PITA prison.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        There has GOT TO BE some way that they can still Dismiss him with forfeiture of all pay and benefits!

        • rgr769 says:

          One would hope. Only time will tell.

        • Hondo says:

          Unfortunately, that would require either a court-martial sentence ordering dismissal or (if we still qualify as being “at war”) a Presidential order dismissing him (see 10 USC 1161.

          Double jeopardy makes the former difficult, though as rgr769 notes perhaps he could be successfully court-martialed for conduct unbecoming. The latter? Very doubtful, and I don’t know if it’s even possible (we may technically not be “at war” today).

          He can be “dropped from the rolls” administratively (that’s covered in 10 USC 1161 as well) once his Federal prison sentence becomes final. However, I don’t know if that has any impact on his ability to retire or claim future VA benefits (dismissal would preclude both). Perhaps one of our military JAG types could shed some light on how being dropped from the rolls affects those benefits.

  8. ninja says:

    Colonel Mark Visconi is originally from Dearborn, Michigan.

    Interesting enough, the Marine who got his “Law Degree” is from Dearborn, Michigan as well.

    That Marine had over 1500 comments posted when he was featured on TAH a couple of years ago.

    😉

  9. ninja says:

    Extensive research on this ninja’s part has determined that a former Embellisher featured on TAH is a very close relative of Colonel Mark W. Visconi.

    How does that saying go about “the apple”?

  10. ninja says:

    Colonel Mark William Visconi was a 1993 Air Force Academy Graduate and had a great career, so great that he might have made General Officer.

    https://www.theitem.com/stories/airman-earns-prestigious-honor-for-time-in-iraq,157879

    And now he will be a Registered Sex Offender.

    The Visconi Family must have some bad mental genes embedded in their genetic makeup.

    That makes two Visconi’s featured on TAH. And they are from the same Family Tree.

    One was an Embellisher who believed in his own lies about his PH and Bronze Star and his Vietnam service and has never admitted to his shortcomings.

    The other a sexual deviant.

    At least Colonel Visconi admitted his shortcomings.

    I feel for Colonel Visconi’s wife and children.

    What I gather is that Sexual Deviant who mess with young girls do not do well in prison. He may not last 20 years.

  11. WTF is wrong with these peeps. Throwing away a career doing shit like this.

    • Stacy0311 says:

      My thoughts exactly. Not so much on the career part though.

      Seriously, what kind of mental defect produces kiddie pervs? Lead in the water of Flint MI? Growing up under high tension power lines?

      This is a mental defect/disease/deficiency that I can’t even begin to comprehend.

      And contrary to NAMBLA, it is NOT normal and/or healthy

      • Thunderstixx says:

        My attorney in Mazomanie Wisconsin back in the 90’s was arrested in 2006 I believe with a couple hundred thousand kiddie porn pics on his computer.
        He was trading them with his son and they both did time for being kiddie porn and general slime bags.
        He kept his law license, but nobody would hire him to take care of a parking ticket.
        James T Winch.
        He was a scrawny little fuck and got nailed when he tried to pick up a 14 year old girl somewhere in Ohio and found out that the 14 year old girl was a big fat County Sheriff that really didn’t take kindly to his proclivities for the younger generation and his sexual appetite…..
        Before all that, his stupidity cost me about $80,000.00 for missing a filing deadline…..
        I really don’t want to know what he was doing instead of my legal work…..
        James T Winch….. Mazomanie Wisconsin…
        May, 2008

  12. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    No sympathy for Mark W. Visconi…

    His wife and kids – yes.

    Mark W. Visconi – fuck no!

  13. Cameron Kingsley says:

    Way to throw your life away, my man. Way to throw your life away. I sure hope it was worth it.

  14. Jay says:

    As the father of two young daughters: I’ll personally pitch into the canteen fund of Bubby, Thor, Tiny, or anyone else who cores his squeakhole out for him.

    And then i’ll send the Colonel a card saying, “I hope they had AIDS”. Fuck him

    • Thunderstixx says:

      3 daughters, I’m with you…
      Daughters are God’s way of getting back at you for all the stupid shit you did when you were young, chasing poooooon-tang…

  15. 5th/77th FA says:

    My FIRST thought is rope, tree branch, and this POS (some assembly required). Upon further consideration I must agree with the consensus of the gang above. Pedos do not fair well in prison at all so 20 years of servicing the “staff” of the BTJ&T Deli would give this piece of sh^t his just “desserts.”

    Soon to be Ex Colonel Mark William Visconi is the epitome of every parents nightmare. Turn his ass loose inside the general population of a civilian not military prison.

    • Comm Center Rat says:

      Visconi might receive as little as five years of prison time. But, that too would be a rough ride so to speak. Hopefully, he’ll be required to register as a Sex Offender for the rest of his miserable life.

      • ninja says:

        CCR:

        According to Court Documents, he WILL have to register as a Sex Offender.

        • Comm Center Rat says:

          Thanks ninja. Here in the PDRofMA only those pervs deemed at highest risk of re-offending are required to register for life. I think this Air Force perv is a great candidate for lifelong registry. But I wouldn’t be surprised if his plea agreement mandates a much shorter registration mandate.

          • ninja says:

            CCR, Thank You.

            Don’t know what the VA ROE is for Sex Offenders, but do know that after he is released from Prison, he will have to register.

            Most likely, if he relocates to Michigan or any other State after his release, he will have to register in that State.

            Mental Illness must run deep in his Family Tree. The Marine Corps Visconi even admitted he had issues and was treated with medication.

            Yet, they both can’t distuigished right from wrong, truth from fiction, reality from alternate reality.

            Both Visconis have a mental sickness, a mental disease. Sometimes I have compassion for those who are genetically wired in such fashion.

            Ironically, both served in the Armed Forces, which entails discipline. Yet that training in discipline went completely over their heads, probably due to mental illness.

            Just my 2 pennies.

            • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

              Once one is declared a Sex Offender and required to register as one, they HAVE to do so no matter where they go and if they fail to register then it’s right back to the Greybar Hilton!

  16. ninja says:

    Information on Colonel Mark William Visconi via VINELINK.

    No Mugshot.

    Currently in custody. Don’t know if he will be spending the upcoming Holidays at this Detention Center until his sentencing on 31 Jaunary 2020.

    ID Number: A0183168

    Custody Status: Date Oct 04, 2019 08:45 PM EDT

    Custody Status: In Custody

    Custody Detail: William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center

    Book Date: Oct 04, 2019 07:15 PM EDT

    Scheduled Release: Dec 31,Mmm 1899 07:00 PM EST

    LOCATION:

    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
    2001 Mill Road
    Alexandria, VA 22314

  17. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    MY head is spinning like that of Michael Keaton’s in “Beetlejuice”, WTF possesses someone to do shit like that? I hope every moment of his incarceration is total hell and if the USAF does what’s right they’ll dismiss his kiddie perv ass. The only ones I have even a drop of pity for are his Wife and Kids who have to suffer for his perversity!

  18. ninja says:

    UPDATE:

    Looks as if Colonel Mark William Visconi WILL be kicked out of the Air Force.

    “Air Force Colonel With Child Pornography Conviction To Be Booted From Service”

    https://www.stripes.com/news/us/air-force-colonel-with-child-pornography-conviction-to-be-booted-from-service-1.602435

    “An Air Force colonel who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in federal court last week will also receive an administrative discharge from the military, service officials confirmed Wednesday.”

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      Administrative? The POS SOB needs to be Dismissed with total forfeiture of pay and benefits and I hope that Bubba, Thor, Julio and “Tiny Tyrone” make him their bitch!

      • ninja says:

        API:

        Am not a Lawyer, but do believe he cannot be Court Martialed for Child Porno because of Double Jeopardy.

        Possibly he may receive a BCD for Conduct Unbecoming as an Officer and stripped of his Commission as well as forfeiting all Military Benefits to include Retirement, Medical, etc since he is now a convicted Felon?

        Again, I feel for his Family. Unfortunately, they will have to pay the price for his behavior. Don’t know if his wife is still with him or if she is still living in the DC area, but if she is still living there, she may find some challenges living in a high cost area.

        And I can only imagine Visoni’s Legal fees he has incurred or will incur.

        • Hondo says:

          That would be a “no” on his getting a BCD. Officer personnel cannot receive BCDs. For officers, it’s either dismissal (DD equivalent) or an admin discharge (all discharges that aren’t punitive discharges awarded by a court-martial are admin discharges).

          Unfortunately, I don’t believe ANY admin discharge precludes retirement if the individual is otherwise eligible – although a grade determination board could reduce his retired rank if the documented period of misconduct doesn’t leave him enough “good” TIG at either O5 or O6 to qualify to retire at those grades. In a previous account Jonn posted here at TAH, we saw a Navy prior-service O3 who retired but who also received an OTHC discharge. (Jonn featured him because he was also a stolen valor case; he’d somehow gotten a bunch of bogus decorations into his records.)

          The POTUS or SECDEF could have ordered him dropped from the rolls under 10 USC 1161 once his civilian sentence was made final. However, being DFR also might not have precluded retirement if he were otherwise qualified (not sure). The fact that he’s being administratively discharged by the USAF makes that option moot anyway.

          Further: there are only a small number of Federal crimes (which are defined in 5 USC 8312) that preclude receiving earned Federal retirement pensions. Visconti’s admitted crime doesn’t seem to be among them. (I’m not even sure it’s in the category of sex offenses that would preclude burial in a National Cemetery.)

          I hate to say it, but to me it really looks like the USAF is taking the “easy way out” here. My best guess is that this means US taxpayers are going to be supporting this loathsome individual and his family for the rest of his life (and the rest of his spouse’s life if he opts for the SBP).

  19. ninja says:

    Folks who have been or are currently incarerated at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, VA, the current home of Colonel Mark William Visconi:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_City_Jail

  20. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    That despicable shitbag is now going to get a whole new perspective on “predation of the weak by the strong”.

  21. Green Thumb says:

    Fucking ticklemonster.

    Flush.