Lusby Air Force Officer Indicted for Child Pornography

September 12, 2013


A federal grand jury indicted William S. Gazafi, age 44, of Lusby, Maryland, yesterday on six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Brigadier General Kevin J. Jacobsen, Commander Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

According to the indictment and criminal complaint, on August 15, 2013, Gazafi engaged in a chat on a website dedicated to incest discussions with an undercover officer. During the chat, Gazafi discussed his sexual interest in children and advised that he had been drugging and molesting several children, including an infant. During the chat, Gazafi allegedly sent seven images to the undercover officer, three of which were child pornography he claimed he created. The FBI identified Gazafi and he was arrested carrying multiple digital media items. A forensic examination of those items revealed videos and images that Gazafi produced of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. These images and videos included one child as young as five months old. The images also depict children bound and handcuffed while sleeping. Gazafi is a non-commissioned U.S. Air Force officer working at Andrews Air Force Base.

Gazafi faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison followed by up to lifetime of supervised release. Gafazi was arrested on the criminal complaint on September 3, 2013 and remains detained. Gazafi is expected to have his initial appearance on the indictment in federal court in Greenbelt early next week.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit <> . For more information about internet safety education, please visit <> and click on the “resources” tab on the left of the page.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Air Force Office of Special Investigations for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant U.S. Attorney LisaMarie Freitas of the U.S. Justice Department, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Sullivan, who are prosecuting the case.

23 Responses to Lusby Air Force Officer Indicted for Child Pornography

  1. Sonja on September 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hang him! Hang him now! No need for us to pay for trial. He was caught, he had it on him and he admitted it. Hang him now! If anyone gets on here to defend him or give him the benefit of the doubt, hang them too!

  2. Gill on September 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Disgusting. Sick pervert.

  3. WOW on September 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Dude just needs to be brought out in the street and people stone him to death!!!!!! No punishment is good enough.

    • Mandy on September 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Agreed, I would love nothing more than to partake in a public stoning of this disgusting waste of flesh!!!

  4. Jenny on September 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    One word.. SICK!

  5. JustSayin on September 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I couldnt finish reading this! i feel like puking!

  6. Anonymous on September 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Rot in hell you disgusting excuse for a human.

    I hope everyone focuses on the good of his colleagues in the USAF, not this sick pervert.

  7. WWJD on September 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    There are sick men in the military. Don’t know everyone is so anxious to declare them heroes. This scum bag probably enjoyed all of the fringe benefits and out pouring by society for military members.

    I’m sure the tax payers have been paying for his housing, medical and education. Don’t even mention his access to the base PX. What a waste. He is no better than those on welfare.

    • Outspoken on September 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

      There are sick men EVERYWHERE, but I will still be quick to call military members heroes.

  8. Anonymous on September 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I was told when I tried to bring charges against my father that since it happened on Military property there was a statue of limitations and tat the Federal Government wouldn’t prosecute him. I hope they give him the maximum sentence possible.

    • smh on September 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

      I can not believe that they ignored your story. I hope that you have overcome what ever trauma that was inflicted upon you by the man that should have been your Superman, your defender, your protector, your role model, it is an unforgiving act for a father or mother to inflict inconceivable and unimaginable acts upon their children or anyone’s child. God Bless you!!! You know who has the final say. He hasn’t forgot the betrayal of a parent on his/her offspring.

  9. Anonymous on September 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Does he get a federal trial or a military trial?

    • swerbm on September 13, 2013 at 8:15 am


    • Mike Marunchak on September 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      A military trial is a federal trial.

  10. smh on September 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Heinous crimes of such is not polarized to the low-income minority community that many people on here would love to present. Often you hear on here are the trials and misgivings of the welfare recipient and the minority. This is a perfect example that creeps have no ethnic, economic, or community borders. I think that all crimes targeting minors should be sternly prosecuted by the federal government to act as a deterrent. THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE they will become the make up and the fabric of our future. It is our behavior which will often determine what our offspring will be. We need to protect the innocent our seniors and our minors. Maybe castration may seem cruel and unusual but some of the crimes that target our youth are truly cruel and unusual behavior.

  11. smh on September 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    People who ponder on sick activities like this slimeball is worthy of the death penalty after being subjected to public scorn such as a scarlet letter. It is a proven fact that these scumbags are not able to be rehabilitated they deserve a life sentence whether it be a death sentence or life behind bars in a population confinement. This is a very sick individual. I commend the exhausting and tireless work of law enforcement in tracking these varmints and the prosecutors who have the stomach of hearing the dastardly, weird, and cruel behaviors of these lowlife miscreants. I TIP MY HAT TO THOSE WHO LEVY JUSTICE, ALTHOUGH IT MAY SEEM MINIMAL AT TIMES, AGAINST THESE IMREPAIRABLE MONSTERS.

  12. smh on September 13, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I sure hope that the corrections officers in charge of keeping this waste of air alive don’t fall victim to the dereliction of duty as the Ariel Castro officers did by giving him the opportunity to take his own life and by suicide that monster Castro once again took total control of another situation that he had no right to. This Airforce creep is probably, as we speak, trying to devise a way of taking a coward’s way out.

  13. Anonymous on September 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    This is so disgusting. Let them big boys in jail teach him what happens to people that harm little kids.

  14. Anonymous on September 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Where’s a mug shot? Why are we protecting the identities of these criminals?

    • smh on September 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      I want to see the mug shot also. WHERE IS THE MUG SHOT? Seems as though smnewsnet protects the identity of these worthless individuals almost every time. When the perp is a person that has betrayed the trust of the public their mug shot is withheld but if it were an everyday individual this site would not have any qualms about plastering the disgusting face of these diabolical monsters of our society who target those that can’t defend themselves or who manipulates and prey on their vulnerability. It disgusts me to read the way these ###### take an advantage of old people and our young. This creep is guilty already in the court of opinion right now, so the Feds should spare the tax payers by releasing him into the general population in the worse confinement that exist.

      • SMNEWSNET on September 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm

        We were not provided a mugshot, we do not hide the identities of any individuals. Do a google search for William S. Gazafi and you will find the following websites also failed to provide a mugshot.
        Washington Post
        WUSA 9
        Baltimore Sun

  15. Anon on September 13, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Sick and utterly disgusting. He is a total waste of life and I hope he SUFFERS in prison. A five month old BABY is a victim along with other children. This abomination needs to be dragged in public and let EVERY person who is sickened by this take a whack at him with a bat. Make him a human pinata! He deserves it!

  16. Mike Marunchak on September 15, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    >”Lusby Air Force Officer (sic) Indicted For Child Pornography”

    Once again, the civilian media gets it wrong; Gazafi is a Master Sergeant, and a Master Sergeant is an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer), not an Officer.

    A minor point, I know, but when I see one easily avoidable mistake in a news article I automatically begin to wonder about the accuracy of the rest of the story.