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Jul 27, 2012

Reorganization gives Baltimore an SVU

Two groups of prosecutors in Baltimore are combining forces to create a Special Victims Unit, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said Friday.

Apr 2, 2012

Owings Mills man pleads guilty to producing child porn

An Owings Mills man has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography. Thirty-one-year-old Joseph Kallash entered the plea Monday. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years at sentencing in June. According to his plea agreement, Kallash, posting as a teenager, met […]

Mar 23, 2012

Maryland soccer coach guilty in child porn case

A former youth soccer coach from Hagerstown faces 15 to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography. Forty-five-year-old Roger Repp pleaded guilty Friday to one count of the offense for using a hidden camera to make pictures and video of a 13-year-old girl dressing, undressing, bathing and using the bathroom. In return for his […]

Nov 17, 2011

Cumberland man agrees to sentence for child porn bulletin

GREENBELT — A Cumberland man is agreeing to serve 10 years in federal prison for running a child pornography bulletin board with about 140 members. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says 70-year-old George Sell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to transport child porn. His sentencing is set for Jan. 25. Sell acknowledges he was the top […]

Sep 15, 2011

Baltimore attorney sentenced to 2 years in prison

An attorney from Baltimore has been sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography. The sentence for 33-year-old Patrick Joseph Redd was announced on Wednesday by the FBI, prosecutors and Maryland State Police. According to a plea agreement, the FBI searched Redd’s home in Baltimore and seized his computer. An examination of […]

Aug 10, 2011

Md. National Guardsman pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Federal prosecutors say a former National Guardsman has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Thirty-year-old Bret Desmarteau, formerly of Odenton, entered the plea on Wednesday. He will be sentenced on Oct. 13. According to his plea agreement, undercover FBI agents asked for access to profiles belonging to Desmarteau on a site that shares child pornography. […]

Jul 28, 2011

Lawyer sentenced for distributing child pornography

A disbarred Baltimore lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison late Wednesday for distributing child pornography. David Bart Goldstein, 55, received the jail sentence in Baltimore’s U.S. District Court as part of a plea agreement that includes five years probation after his release. Goldstein must also register as a sex offender after his release. […]

Jun 9, 2011

Maryland man pleads guilty to advertising child porn

A western Maryland man faces at least 35 years in prison for advertising child pornography through an Internet file-sharing program. Thirty-four-year-old Matthew Sluss (sluss) of Rawlings pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Prosecutors say that because he has two prior convictions for sexually exploiting children, Sluss could be sentenced to life in […]

Feb 24, 2011

Maryland man pleads guilty in Delaware child porn case

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Maryland man faces at least 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Delaware child pornography case. Forty-two-year-old Mark Allen Heil, of Bel Air pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography. Heil will be sentenced June 1. He faces a minimum of […]

Feb 13, 2011

Opinions – U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals: 2/14/11

Civil Rights Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: Police officers who suspected a man of child pornography lacked qualified immunity from suit for their no-knock entry into the man’s home, notwithstanding the fact that the man and his wife were licensed to carry concealed weapons. CASE: Bellotte v. Edwards, Nos. 10-1115 and 10-1123 (filed Jan. 11, 2011) […]

Jan 17, 2011

4th Circuit faults use of no-knock entry

Members of three Special Operations Team squads who stormed a West Virginia home after 10 p.m. with a search warrant do not have qualified immunity for their no-knock entry or the alleged use of excessive force against the family’s teenage son, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held. That the officers suspected that […]

Jan 17, 2011

Law blog roundup

For those of you at work on this chilly Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, enjoy the law links below: Are we continuing to address civil rights struggles the way Dr. King would? A blogger takes issue with an editorial in The Daily Record. The warden and seven other employees at Central Booking have been suspended. […]

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