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Washington County Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

July 11th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

A Washington County man was arrested and charged this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.

The suspect is identified as Scott Reese, 36, of Williamsport, Md. He is charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography. Reese was arrested at his residence without incident this morning and taken to the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack for processing before being transferred to the Washington County Detention Center.

In March 2018, an investigator with the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force conducted an online investigation involving the distribution and possession of child pornography. The investigator downloaded child pornography and the ensuing investigation led to the identification of a specific residence as the source of the files.

This morning, the Maryland State Police, accompanied by law enforcement personnel from Homeland Security & Investigations and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. A preliminary review of Reese’s electronic devices revealed evidence supporting the child pornography charges.

The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This is a combined law enforcement effort involving police departments across Maryland that is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Task force investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.

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