Biden Administration Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission admits to being a pedophile

The Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), Russell Rappel-Schmid, was busted trying to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex in San Diego, California.

Rappel-Schmid was charged with overseeing the PRC’s data management and adherence to the OPEN Government Data Act. The PRC is in charge of managing the USPS, which handles mail-in ballots during election season according to The National Pulse.

Rappel-Schmid was freed from the city’s Central Jail early on Tuesday morning after being arrested on Monday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, even though federal authorities have not yet confirmed that the individual in the video is Rappel-Schmid. The date of his felony arraignment is Monday.

Rappel-Schmid allegedly attempted to meet what he believed to be a 14-year-old boy for sex while in San Diego for a business meeting. The meeting was captured on camera by the People vs Predators team, and Rappel-Schmid is shown confessing “I’m a pedophile.”

Rappel-employment Schmid’s with the PRC was terminated as a result of the video and criminal accusations.

“The Postal Regulatory Commission has become aware of the recent arrest of one of our employees. Upon becoming aware of this information, the Commission has terminated this employee effective immediately. The Commission is shocked and horrified at these serious allegations and maintains a steadfast commitment to promptly deal with any claims of employee misconduct.”

The agency’s website has taken down Rappel-Schmid’s profile.

He was the State of Alaska’s first chief data officer before he joined the oversight panel under President Joe Biden in May. Rappel-Schmid also held positions as an audit manager and a member of the data analytics team at the USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG).