DEA agents in Milwaukee said they came across evidence on computers that was traced to Florida-based Holmes, 55, who has flown 23 years for the airline.
These “messenger chat logs” contained descriptions of his desire to violently rape and sexually assault children, according to a court document.
The DEA alerted Homeland Security investigators at DFW Airport, who confronted Holmes Aug. 16 when he arrived aboard an American Airlines flight from Guadalajara, Mexico.
Agents seized the pilot's laptop computer which, according to the document, contained “images depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct and being held in bondage.”
U.S. Marshals arrested him Friday in Florida.
-- Bill Miller