An Ex-Trump Aide Pleaded Guilty To Downright Disturbing Child Content Charges

This is so sick.

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Donald Trump is one sick, twisted individual. We’ve known that for quite some time. And if his own actions weren’t enough to prove as much, just take a look at the people he surrounds himself with. We watched as he denied relationships and friendships with the likes of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, only for photographs to come out and prove that he’s the bold-faced liar we’ve always known him to be.

And now it seems that the scandal and disgusting corruption was even closer to the former president than the average acquaintance.

One former campaign aide for Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to absolutely heinous charges of child pornography — that frankly put any QAnon “save the children” conspiracy theory to absolute shame — ultimately facing up to 12 years in prison for his crimes.

According to a bombshell report from POLITICO, Ruben Verastigui appeared in a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and pleaded guilty to possession of 152 videos and 50 images of child pornography as well as receiving and distributing sexual depictions of children in connection to a plea deal for his stomach-churning crimes.

Verastigui, 27, served as president of the Northwest Vista College Students for Life before making a career change and going to work on various Republican campaigns. Prosecutors say the former Trump campaign aide sought out images of infant rape in online chats last year and openly fantasized about killing children and babies while brutally abusing them.

Court documents allege Verastigui said, “Well like I said babies are some of my biggest turn-ons and beast. Young rape… F*ck I love all that.”

At least one other political staffer in Washington appears to have been implicated in child sex crimes as part of an investigation into a ring of at least 18 individuals trading child pornography in an online chat group.

Back in April of this year, a Trump Commerce Department political appointee, Adam Hageman was set to plead guilty after being arrested on charges of sharing a child pornography video and commented about sexually abusing children. However, court documents don’t appear to show that hearing ever taking place.

Verastigui enjoyed a position in which he performed digital strategy and similar work for the Joint Economic Committee and the Senate Republican Conference. He also created designed social media ads for Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

The investigation has shown that at least some of the former Trump aide’s crimes were committed while he was on the payroll of GOP groups.

Verastigui’s guilty plea seems to have saved him from additional charges in the state of Arizona, also related to his sickening online activity when prosecutors agreed not to pursue those charges if he entered a guilty plea.

Verastigui is set to be sentenced on the 12th of October.

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