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Saturday, November 22, 2014


Maryland State Police Press Release

(CHESTERTOWN, MD) – A Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation has led to the arrest of a Queen Anne’s County man for the distribution of child pornography.

The accused is identified as Zachary A. Geyer, 24, of the 300-block of Longfellow Drive, Chestertown, Md. He is charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. Geyer was arrested yesterday and is currently being held on $1 million bond in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.

The arrest was the result of an investigation begun by members of the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Section. The online investigation focused on persons suspected of being involved in the distribution of child pornography.

During the investigation, several files of child pornography were distributed online to police investigators. A State Police investigator identified the suspect believed to be distributing the child pornography files as Geyer. A search warrant was served at his home and numerous pieces of digital media including computers and cell phones were recovered and sent to the Maryland State Police Digital Forensic Lab for analysis. The forensic examination provided evidence to support the investigation and led to the charges filed against Geyer.

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.

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