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Published: Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 3:16 PM
By: Thomas Gnau - Staff Writer
FAIRBORN — A search of a Fairborn man’s home by police uncovered documents allegedly taken without authorization from NASIC — the National Air and Space Intelligence Center — at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, federal documents show.
The NASIC contractor at whose home the documents were allegedly found admitted to printing the documents at work and taking them home, according to the application for a federal search warrant.
The application was filed last month in Cincinnati’s U.S. District Court and is now sealed. ABC News provided a copy of the application to the Dayton Daily News.
Izaak Kemp gave interviewing FBI agents permission to take his laptop computer, cell phone and external hard drive, the application said. The devices were being held at the FBI’s Dayton offices, the application also said.
The investigation sprang from an earlier search, on May 25, by Fairborn police of Kemp’s home on Harmony Lane. That first search was related to suspicion of a “marijuana growing facility” at Kemp’s home, according to the application.
During that search “over 1,000 pages of classified documents in paper form” were uncovered.
An inspection of the documents revealed that some were clearly marked with the words “TOP SECRETS” at the top and the bottom of the pages.
“This investigation has revealed that Kemp has stored classified top secret documents at his residence that he printed from government computers,” the application states.
The Air Force has told the FBI that the documents found were “related to top secret special access programs, meaning that they were restricted.”
The federal documents identify Kemp as a contractor who works for NASIC and has a “top secret” clearance. He was never authorized to take the documents to his personal residence, the court filing says.
No charges have been filed against Kemp in either federal or state courts, as of Friday afternoon.