Maryland State Police Press Release
Members of the Maryland State Police, Computer Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) conducted an online investigation into individuals distributing child pornography.
The investigation led to several files of child pornography being distributed to online services. As a result of the investigation a search and seizure warrant was executed in Prince Georges County, Maryland. During the investigation Trooper First Class Timothy Weber identified the suspect as Travin Deon Butler, 21, of the 6500 block of Dublin Place in Upper Marlboro, Md. As a result of the search warrant, numerous items of digital media to include computers, cellular telephones, CD/DVD’s were seized and turned over to Maryland State Police Digital Forensic Lab for analysis.
On October 15, 2014 Travin Deon Butler was arrested as a result of the investigation and charged with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Mr. Bulter is being held pending a hearing with the Prince Georges County District Court Commissioners Office.
The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.