Civilian Army Commander Faces Child Porn Charges, Massive Risks to National Security

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Being put in a command position with the Army is a massive responsibility. You are responsible for troops, their wellbeing, the success of the mission, and your career. As a civilian in that kind of position, you must have demonstrated a long history of making smart decisions, being responsible, and doing things right.

David Frodsham was one of those people. Then, he started to slip. While in Afghanistan, he asked the IT technician to give him access to YouPorn (something he claimed was a joke). Then, reports of him hiring women because of their looks surfaced, as well as his calling them terms like “honey”, “babe”, and “cougar.” These allegations led up to his being sent home after the military found evidence to support charges of sexual harassment.

On the way out of the country, the commanding officer recommending his departure back to Ft. Huachuca, AZ wrote the statement “I would not recommend placing him back into a position of authority but rather pursuing disciplinary actions at his home station.” A statement like this is considered a career killer by many, and at the very minimum, it means you should expect to be facing some sort of discipline for what you have done.

Somehow, Frodsham returned to Ft. Huachuca in 2015 and was assigned to Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). While there, he was assigned as the director of personnel for 15,000 soldiers and civilians. A year later and he found himself being arrested for a child sex abuse ring that included an Army Sergeant who was caught posting child pornography as well, with one of the victims being Frodsham’s adopted son.

In 2016, Frodsham plead guilty to charges and got a 17-year sentence. Now, though, his record is being poured over more thoroughly, and 10 years of oversight by the U.S. Army as well as the State of Arizona are being uncovered. With red flags in his record and reports, it’s a clear sign of how they just let things go and allowed Frodsham to abuse his son along with other kids. For the very people who are supposed to protect them to be doing the abuse is incredibly horrific, and when we entrust national security to those kinds of people, it puts us all at risk.

This is exactly the kind of information somebody like a spy from North Korea, or Russia would actively seek out and exploit. Frodsham would have the access and resources to be easily exploited if this kind of information was found. So, when the Army and the state of Arizona found this kind of information out and chose to ignore it or not investigate it further, they chose to put national security over keeping a pedophile clean.

Frank Figliuzzi, the former assistant director of counterintelligence for the FBI explained “He would have been an obvious target of foreign intelligence services because of his role and his location. Fort Huachuca is one of the more sensitive installations in the continental United States. People with security issues should not be there.” His assertation is not wrong at all. This installation is crucial to the success of the Army’s mission from a military intelligence aspect.

Now, the investigation is digging even deeper. While Frodsham and former SGT Randall Bischak are locked up, Frodsham’s adopted sons have all filed individual lawsuits, with the youngest one filing the latest suit. 19-year-old Trever Frodsham claims that local police and investigators missed clear signs of abuse and that David and Barbara Frodsham were unfit parents. Given a 2002 complaint of sexual abuse, it would seem rather obvious that everyone failed these kids. While these lawsuits claim Barbara never abused them, she had walked in on the abuse numerous times, so she was certainly aware of what was going on.

And yet, this is the kind of guy who the liberals tried to protect instead of prosecute.