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Baltimore Police employee arrested in child porn, abuse case

ESSEX — A civilian employee for the Baltimore City Police Department has been suspended after having been arrested in a child pornography case.

Baltimore police say 28-year-old Carl Ross of Essex has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and sex abuse of a minor.

Authorities say they found the pornography on Ross’ computer when they searched his home. Detectives say they also learned that Ross had committed a sexual offense against a 10-year-old girl.

Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter says police have found no evidence that Ross manufactured child pornography.

Police say Ross has been a civilian employee with the department since 2005, tasked with doing data entry. He is currently suspended without pay.

Jail records do not indicate if Ross has an attorney.