A man was recently accused of distributing child pornography. He was arrested
and charged with
sex crimes after authorities allegedly discovered images of child porn in his home.
He is being held at a Maryland jail facility on a $350,000 bail.
The Crimes against Children Unit at the Baltimore County Police Department
was in the middle of an investigation regarding people who were purportedly
sharing child porn online. Authorities say they discovered that there
was a source of sharing from someone's residence. Officials were able
to obtain a search warrant and obtained a computer which allegedly had
multiple photos of child porn. Allegedly, the defendant who resides at
the home is the owner of the images, and the authorities claim that he
intentionally possessed and distributed them.
A cell phone and a tablet were also seized, but those items have not been
searched yet. It's not alleged that the defendant engaged in any sexual
contact with the children, and there is no evidence that he has committed
those acts. He was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.
Sex crime convictions can cause defendants to lose their freedom and respect
within the community. When defendants are faced with pending sex crimes
allegations, they are guaranteed the right to be heard in front of a jury
as well as the presumption of innocence at every stage of the proceedings.
The admissibility of proposed evidence offered by prosecutors may be challenged
when appropriate, including photos and computer generated images. In cases
where evidence seems to be stacked in favor of Maryland prosecutors, defendants
may have the opportunity to pursue plea negotiations as a means of seeking
to limit the potential consequences of the pending charges.
Source: wbaltv.com, "Gwynn Oak man charged with distributing child porn", Saliqa Khan, Oct. 23, 2014