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Jun 7, 2018

CSA: Child porn includes images sent by the child

A 16-year-old who texted a video of herself engaging in a consensual sexual act with an adult was “involved” in distributing child pornography and not protected by the constitutional right to free speech, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled this week.

Secret Service
Mar 8, 2018

Secret Service employee arrested on child porn charges

A Maryland State Police news release says a Secret Service employee has been arrested on child porn related charges.

Court of Appeals
Jun 15, 2017

Warrants for computer images don’t go ‘stale,’ Md. court says

Warrants for an illicit collection of images suspected of being stored on a computer never expire, as the photos can always be retrieved, Maryland court holds.

Jan 10, 2017

Victim of convicted Howard Co. child pornographer files federal suit

The parents of one of the victims of a Howard County substitute teacher serving a 16-year sentence for possession of child pornography is seeking statutory damages in federal court. The victim, identified as Jane Doe, was one of Jeremy Sykes’ students at Folly Quarter Middle School where he was a substitute teacher. Sykes digitally altered pornographic […]

Jun 30, 2016

Md. school volunteer indicted on 270 counts of child pornography

GLENARDEN — A grand jury has indicted a former elementary school volunteer in Prince George’s County on 270 counts of child pornography and related charges. The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office announced the indictment against 22-year-old Deonte Carraway on Wednesday. Prosecutors say Carraway abused or recorded children performing sexual acts at Judge Sylv[...]

Mar 7, 2016

Maryland school aide pleads not guilty in child porn case

GREENBELT — A volunteer school aide accused of shooting videos of children having sex with him and each other has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of producing child pornography. Twenty-two-year-old Deonte Carraway entered the pleas in federal court in Greenbelt on Friday. Carraway was an aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, […]

Nov 19, 2015

Ex-Subway spokesman Fogle sentenced for child porn, sex crimes

INDIANAPOLIS  — INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his “perversion and lawlessness” as “extreme.” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt disregarded prosecutors’ recommendation that Fogle get 12½ yea[...]

Nov 16, 2015

Former Naval Academy chaplain pleads guilty in child porn case

DOVER, Del. — A former Navy chaplain and Catholic priest who sexually assaulted a Naval Academy midshipman years ago is facing up to 50 years in prison for child pornography. John Thomas Matthew Lee of Millsboro pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Delaware to production and distribution of child pornography. Lee, who was indicted […]

Nov 10, 2015

Md. ex-special ed teacher sentenced for possessing child porn

GREENBELT — A former special education teacher has sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Sixty-one-year-old Peter Flynn of Silver Spring was sentenced Monday in federal court in Greenbelt. According to his plea agreement, Flynn, a former special education teacher in Montgomery County, made files of child pornography available on a […]

Sep 24, 2015

Sexting case highlights quandary over child porn laws

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.  — When authorities discovered that a high school couple had sent each other nude selfies, the two 16-year-olds were plunged into a legal morass with the potential to be branded sex offenders for life. The Fayetteville teens were accused of being both the victims of child pornography and the perpetrators of the crime. […]

Jul 30, 2015

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’ […]

Jul 29, 2015

Md. church youth leader pleads guilty to sharing child porn

A man who prosecutors say was a volunteer youth group leader at a Baltimore County church has pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography. Sixty-three-year-old Gregory Wayne Gibson of Cockeysville entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. Prosecutors say in July 2014, a detective with Baltimore County Police downloaded a file containing child […]

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