According to an affidavit filed by a special agent with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Army Spc. Thibault streamed video of himself masturbating to an email controlled by investigators. Thibault also asked the girl to send him a pair of worn panties to Afghanistan, court documents alleged.
The special agent wrote that search warrant results revealed hundreds of similar chat sessions, including numerous ones Thibault had with alleged 11- to 16-year-old girls. The person who originally operated the email address has been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in the Southern District of Ohio. Images sent to Thibault from the person originally controlling the email included images of a nude female approximately 12 years old.