Civil Air Patrol Officer Committed Child Sex Crimes

Capt David J. GreenbergCAP Captain David J. Greenberg

By Mark Becker | WSOC-TV News

[Editor’s Note: Current and former members of Civil Air Patrol have been patiently attempting to correct problems of abuse, taxpayer fraud and reprisal against those officers who report findings. CAP members are threatened with reprisal and termination if they go outside of the organization to report crimes. It usually takes the parents or victims to report these crimes that happened in the CAP since most members will suffer from whistleblower retaliation and be run out of the organization. ]

Some background information on CAP Captain David J. Greenberg. He originally started with the Suffolk Cadet Squadron 10 in Holbrook, NY in May 2012. He was the Cadet Programs Officer. He also served on the New York Wing Cadet Encampment Staff in 2013 as the Golf Flight Training Officer for Cadets. He was last with the 111th Search & Rescue Composite Squadron in Charlotte, North Carolina since May 2015 as the Unit Finance Officer.

Former Civil Air Patrol Volunteer Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Crimes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – David Greenberg shuffled into the courtroom with his head down, and stood quietly next to his attorneys as a detective described him as the very embodiment of a predator.

Detective April Samples, of the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, told the judge that Greenberg’s obsession with young boys began long before he moved to Charlotte and started volunteering with the Civil Air Patrol, who with a smile and a video camera, stalked boys at the beach, at a day camp and even the Little League World Series..

“He just spent the vast majority of his life hunting for little boys,” Samples said. “Him and a friend of his would zoom in on little boys’ crotches and make vulgar comments about them sexually.”

Greenberg, of Charlotte, pleaded guilty Friday morning in Mecklenburg County of sex crimes against children.

He will spend 25 years in prison and will also have to wear an electronic monitor for the rest of his life.

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7 Comments on "Civil Air Patrol Officer Committed Child Sex Crimes"

  1. A former counselor at a Melville, Long Island, N.Y., day camp admitted in a New York court yesterday that he tied up a then-9-year-old boy to a bed and sexually abused him while another counselor recorded it on video. David Greenberg, now of North Carolina and a captain in the Civil Air Patrol, but formerly of Suffolk County, N.Y., pleaded guilty to a first degree criminal sexual act and possessing a sexual performance by a child. He’ll be sentenced in October.

    • The spin from Civil Air Patrol leaders was that this individual had only briefly been a member of the program. This story helps correct that mis-perception.

  2. HastertHatch | July 14, 2017 at 16:02 | Reply

    According to the FBI, each year tens of thousands of American children are sexually exploited and each night hundreds are sold into sex. The cover-up power of the chain of command in organizations like the Roman Catholic Church, Civil Air Patrol and the Boy Scouts has allowed for molesters to rise to very high levels of influence in the US.

    Dennis Hastert once stood second in line to the presidency as the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House. He was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for a bank fraud case linked to his sexual abuse of teen boys.

    Federal Judge Thomas Durkin called Dennis Hastert a “serial child molester”.

  3. The only way to deal with the scandals and the lawsuits is to better protect the cadets in the CAP’s care. And that means flushing out all the abusers, past and present, and addressing abuse complaints as transparently as possible.

    It means that CAP leaders must finally realize that the reputation of the CAP should not be their highest priority. The CAP’s reputation will only improve until and unless the Board of Governors, NHQ and the CAP-USAF address this problem fully and directly.

    Sooner or later, CAP officials will have to face up to the fundamental problem. It is staring them in the mirror.

  4. CAP is aggressively dishing out media promotions to counter all that is being exposed regarding their abuses and threats to the membership to conceal. They must not want to lose their funding under an administration that holds them accountable for performance.

    I am amazed at the number of critical quotes you have collected from current or former members. Have these people all been 2B’d for voicing out to media?

  5. WHY ISN’T THE CAP CONDUCTING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION IN WHO TRIED TO COVER THIS UP AND ALLOW THIS SICK PERVERT TO GO UNCHECKED IN MY SON’S UNIT? GREENBERG WAS IN THE CAP FOR OVER 4 YEARS AND WOULD OF BEEN IN LONGER IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE PARENTS/VICTIMS REPORTING HIM TO THE POLICE. I DO NOT WANT THIS HAPPENING TO MY SON IN THE CAP.

    The mother of a 12-year-old boy told a Mecklenburg judge last week that Greenberg stole her son’s childhood by repeatedly sexually assaulting him over nine years and videotaping some of the attacks, WSOC-TV reported.

    “How could I not have seen this monster lurking inside this (man), and worse, how could I let my son be accessible to this man?” the mother asked, according to the station. “There were videos and pictures that should never have been seen by anyone, disgusting, immoral, depraved images. But the worst hit was finding that Greenberg would make my son watch those videos with him.”

  6. The CAP recently begged Congress for more funds in DC. They will need it to pay off all the lawsuits coming for this case.

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