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Former TSA supervisor sentenced for possessing child porn

A former Transportation Security Administration supervisor has been sentenced for having child pornography at his home.

Devin David Jutilla, 27, resigned from his job at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after his arrest April 25.

He pleaded guilty last month to second-degree child pornography possession as part of negotiations with Pierce County prosecutors. On Friday, Superior Court Judge Bryan Chushcoff sentenced Jutilla to six months in jail.

The defense and prosecution recommended the mid-range sentence for Jutilla, who had no known criminal history.

According to charging papers:

The federal Department of Homeland Security searched Jutilla’s home after a Puyallup IP address was flagged for distributing child pornography. Investigators found an external hard drive connected to his home computer had such images.

At the same time as the search, Jutilla was arrested at Sea-Tac Airport, where he was a TSA supervisory officer.

Many of his friends and family, including his parents, wrote the court ahead of sentencing to express their support for him.

They said Jutilla resigned from the TSA when he was arrested, and chose to start sex offender treatment. He is doing well in therapy, they said.

Jutilla’s supporters and defense attorney Amy Muth said his pornography addiction is related to trauma Jutilla suffered as a child.

“It is clear that Mr. Jutilla has the mindset of someone intent on succeeding in therapy and not repeating his behavior,” Muth wrote in her sentencing memorandum.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell
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