DATE & TIME: Monday, September 9, 2013
Case # 13-0191
LOCATION: Newark, Worcester County, Maryland
CRIME: Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
ACCUSED: Jason Gregory Root (36 years of age)
CHARGES: 6 counts of Promoting and Distributing Child Pornography, 5 counts of Possession of Child Pornography
NARRATIVE: On Monday, September 9, 2013, members of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office executed a search and seizure warrant at an address on Worcester Highway, Newark, Maryland.
The search warrant was the result of several months of prior investigation which revealed that someone inside of the residence was sharing and downloading pictures and videos of Child Pornography.
Once inside of the residence, numerous items were located and found to contain hundreds of images and videos of Child Pornography. An interview of the residents revealed that Jason Gregory Root was responsible sharing and downloading the images.
Jason Root was placed under arrest and charged with 6 counts of Promoting and Distributing Child Pornography and 5 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
Jason Root was taken before the District Court Commissioner and subsequently released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.