Tennessee Man Employed with the Nashville FBI Charged with Receiving Child Pornography


Federal authorities this week charged an Antioch man who worked for the FBI with sexual exploitation of children and receiving child pornography.

According to a press release, that man, Justin D. Carroll, 38 (pictured above), worked for the FBI as an electronics technician.

Agents arrested Carroll as he arrived to work at the Nashville FBI office, said a press release for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

“According to the criminal complaint, Carroll was identified as the user of an email address which was connected to the facilitation and exchange of sexually explicit images and videos between Carroll and a 14-year-old female in Rhode Island. The investigation began in March when a package was received at the Nashville FBI Office and although addressed to the building address, no recipient was indicated on the label. The package had a return address that listed the name and Rhode Island address of an individual who was later identified as a 14-year-old female. The nature of the package prompted a response from FBI bomb technicians and once opened, the package contained a teddy bear and candies,” the press release said.

“Further investigation determined that the 14-year-old female met Carroll in an online chat room in the summer of 2020 and their communications continued over multiple communication platforms and eventually transitioned to Google Hangout and email, including her school email account. Messages sent by Carroll consisted primarily of descriptions of intercourse and professions of love and included sexually explicit photos and videos exchanged between Carroll and the minor female. All communications sent from and received by Carroll were determined to have been sent from his personal devices. Carroll had previously provided the minor female with his mailing address, listing the Nashville FBI Office’s street address. The investigation also identified other accounts with which Carroll engaged or attempted to engage in sexually explicit conversations with minors and the investigation remains active.”

If convicted, Carroll faces a minimum of 15 years and up to 50 years in prison.

Members of the FBI are conducting the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Daughtrey is prosecuting the case, the press release said.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Warren County Regional Jail” by Warren County Regional Jail and photo “Justin Carroll” by Warren County Jail.



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9 Thoughts to “Tennessee Man Employed with the Nashville FBI Charged with Receiving Child Pornography”

  1. Ron Welch

    Why is it that those who want to “defund the police” don’t include federal police? I guess they think when the Feds hire someone as an agent, they start “walking in the path of righteousness”. But these are the least accountable, except for some lower level guy like this who is deservingly expendable.

    “We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.” — Harry S. Truman

  2. Alydia

    Criminals arresting a criminal? Who would have thought it…

  3. Daniel Staggers

    Maybe he voted for Trump

  4. Jasonn

    The FBI has MUCH bigger problems than a single low level electronics tech who happens to be a pervert. Fire him tomorrow and prosecute him for his kiddie porn, then get busy cleaning up the corruption that goes all the way to the top.

  5. Jon

    Wow, a scum bag with no brains, who would’ve known the FBI was so pathetic. This guy gives his FBI address as his home address. What could go wrong.

    1. Boyd

      And they didn`t even send a 20 man SWAT Team to break down his door at 4 am in the morning.

      1. Ron Welch

        Boyd, That’s just reserved for “political extremists” who are the opposite extreme from the preferred ones.

    2. Boyd

      He could tell the FBI that all of his electronic devices actually belong to Hunter Biden, They wouldn`t touch them.