WATCH: This 5-year Old Girl Was Trapped In Washing Machine; Did She Survive?

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This is one trip a 5-year old Texas girl would rather soon forget, as she was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after being stuck inside a washing machine at a high velocity for several minutes.

The incident transpired at Le’s Washateria in Pasadena at approximately 6:15 PM local time, where the young girl was swirling inside the washing machine for minutes on end before anyone had noticed, according to KHOU.

Vance Mitchell of Pasadena Police told reporters, “She was tumbling pretty fast in there..One person walked by and said they saw something flopping around in there. They thought it was just a dress or something because it was moving pretty fast.”

The incident began as a customer in the store complained that the machine where the accident occurred was broken, was given access to another one, and was granted a refund. It has not been determined how the girl ended up in the washer, nor where the girl’s parents were at the time.

Mitchell added, “You’ve got to watch your kids. That’s the bottom line. If that was my son or granddaughter, I’d be really upset that I let it happen.”

Paramedics told reporters that the child is expected to survive.

There were similar incidents in 2013 in China where two toddlers drowned in laundry machine, and in 2012 when Chris and Tiffany Hebb of Oregon lost their child in a freak accident of a similar nature.

 

H/T TIME

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What This Former Obama Official Just Did Will Make Even Obama Supporters Shake Their Head In Disgust

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A former Obama Administration official is about to go to prison for a long time on child pornography charges.

Timothy DeFoggi, who served as the former Acting Director of Cybersecurity at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was convicted last Tuesday in the District of Nebraska of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership on a child pornography website, as per court documents.

The former Obama Administration official was arrested in May 2013 at his home in Germantown, Md in an investigation targeting three separate child pornography websites.  It was there that FBI officials literally had to pry him away from his laptop while he was downloading child pornography.

DeFoggi used Tor hidden servers based in Nebraska run by Aaron McGrath, who has himself been convicted for participating in the scheme.  Tor hidden servers cannot be normally traced to the location where they are hosted, but the FBI seized these sites in 2012 after McGrath failed to secure his account with a password.  The FBI took control of these sites for over a year to determine the actual location of DeFoggi and others.

DeFoggi was the sixth person convicted in connection with the investigation, and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 7.

Although arrested in May 2013, DeFoggi had top-security clearance until January 2014.  He served under HHS Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Charest, and oversaw operating-system security on all of HHS computers.

H/T TPNN

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