A retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. is facing charges in connection with child pornography that was found on a computer in his residence last month.

Frank Sullivan, 67, faces 15 counts of child pornography and a single count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Sullivan’s charges stem from a search warrant that was executed on his residence on Tunbridge Lane in Hampden Township last month, according to a news release from the state attorney general.



During the search, officers found child pornography on a laptop belonging to Bobby Glenn Williams Jr., who was described as Sullivan’s tenant. He was charged with numerous counts of child pornography, including 14 counts of disseminating photos or films of child sex acts.

Child pornography was also found on a desktop in the residence, police say. During a computer forensic analysis, officers found 37 search terms commonly used by people searching for child pornography, according to the release.

Sullivan had served as the executive director for the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission. His military career includes tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.



“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,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in the release. “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.”

According to the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau:

“General Sullivan joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard upon his commissioning from the Academy of Military Science in 1982. His first 18 years in the Air National Guard were as a Traditional Guardsman. During those years, he worked as an Engineer at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, New York and as the Facility Engineer at New Cumberland Army Depot and Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. During this time, General Sullivan had numerous deployments to Central and South America. He assisted in the design and construction of roads, schools and military facilities for operations such as FUENTOS CAMINOS in Honduras, and also operations in Haiti and Ecuador. In 1999, General Sullivan was assigned the first Inspector General for the 193rd Special Operations Wing. In 2001, he was assigned Commander, 201st Red Horse Squadron. That same year he was mobilized and deployed as Commander, Joint Task Force for Operation BLUE MOUNTAIN, Kingston, Jamaica and then mobilized as Commander of the 400 person Red Horse Squadron for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, with airmen deployed in six countries including Qatar, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emerites and Bahrain. General Sullivan served for eight months constructing air bases, runways, infrastructure installation, telecommunication facilities and other wartime tasks. Upon his return he became a full time technician with the Red Horse Squadron. In 2004, General Sullivan was assigned Commander, 193rd Mission Support Group for the 193rd Special Operations Wing. In 2005, he was mobilized and served a one year tour in Iraq. General Sullivan served as Commander, 732nd Air Expeditionary Group, with over 1800 airmen assigned to Army and Marine Corps Missions, and also as Commander, 557th Red Horse, Mosul, Iraq assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. In 2007, General Sullivan was assigned Director, Joint Staff, Pennsylvania Joint Force Headquarters.”



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