May 21, 2020
Last week, the Utah Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested and charged the former director of operations for the Salt Lake City International Airport for possessing over 50,000 images of child pornography.
Randall Darwood Berg, 69, was charged in the 3rd District Court with 25 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, all second-degree felonies.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received eight separate Cybertip reports from Google of a user uploading and storing suspected files of child pornography to their account. An agent with the ICAC Task Force inspected the reported files and confirmed they contained child pornography. The ICAC Task Force was able to trace the files back to Berg who lived in Draper, Utah. A search warrant revealed approximately 30,000 images of child pornography.
After executing a residential search warrant, ICAC agents discovered an additional 20,000 files of child pornography on his computer.
In an interview with ICAC agents, Berg admitted to intentionally searching for child pornography since 2001 or 2002.
The Court has ordered that bail be set at $500,000.