March 28, 2008
Stonington, Conn. (The Weekly Vice) -- Alan Hesketh, the 61 year old global patent director and Vice President of Pfizer has been arrested by federal agents and charged with receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.
According to investigators, Hesketh posed as a 28 year old female under the name Suzibibaby, while trading hundreds of child pornography images that depicted children engaged in sexually explicit acts.
Authorities say Hesketh logged onto the account (the profile seems to still be active), from both his home in Connecticut as well as other locations including an i.p address belonging to Pfizer of New York.
According to authorities, Hesketh exchanged explicit child porn with another member who resides in Buffalo, New York where the investigation began.
Federal authorities first seized two computers belonging to Gregory Nadolski, who admitted to receiving and sharing child pornography with other members online. Investigators were able to trace this activity back to Hesketh.
Court documents reveal that Hesketh also allegedly discussed topics involving sexual molestation of children. It is believed Hesketh conducted these conversations between June of 2006 and May of 2007.
Hesketh appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Donna F. Martinez who ordered him held without bond. If Convicted of all charges, Hesketh faces up to 20 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. He also faces up to 10 years for possession of the child pornography, along with a possible $500.000 fine.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Note the hair color Hesketh allegedly selected in the blond girl's profile. Duh. It's pretty amazing to think Pfizer is paying such a high salary for someone to be burning company time on garbage like this.
Guilty or not, the struggling Pfizer certainly didn't need this kind of PR. How does a large company like this go without a network which would filter these kinds of websites out anyway? OOOPS.
The Weekly Vice
Credit to Dr. Peter Rost who presented the profile Hesketh is believed to have used