Maryland State Police Press Release
(Pikesville, MD) Members of the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested a Prince George’s County man on child pornography related charges today.
The suspect is identified as Alexander Mari, 26, of the 13000 block of Charolais Court in Highland. He was arrested without incident. Mari was charged with eight counts of distributing child pornography and eight counts of possession of child pornography.
As a result of this investigation, a search warrant was executed at Mari's residence in Howard County early this morning by a Maryland State Police Computer Crimes investigator and agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Evidence of child pornography was found on Mari’s computer and cellular telephone. At 5:30 a.m. he was arrested on scene and transported to Howard County Detention Center where he is waiting appearance by a District Court Commissioner.
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.