State po­lice ar­rest Ear­leville man on child porn charges

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JES­SICA IANNETTA jian­netta@ ce­cil­whig. com

EAR­LEVILLE — In­ves­ti­ga­tors raided an Ear­leville res­i­dence Wed­nes­day morn­ing and ar­rested a man who pos­sessed hun­dreds of child pornog­ra­phy files, ac­cord­ing to Mary­land State Po­lice.

Ja­son Marsh, 41, of Ear­leville, is charged with eight counts each of dis­tribut­ing and pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Be­tween June 5 and July 24, the Mar yland In­ter­net Crimes Against Chil­dren Task Force lo­cated hun­dreds of child pornog­ra­phy files on­line that were traced to an IP ad­dress be­long­ing to Marsh. That led to the task force search­ing Marsh’s home Wed­nes­day morn­ing and ar­rest­ing Marsh at the scene, po­lice re­ported.

Fol­low­ing the search, foren­sic ex­am­in­ers an­a­lyzed Marsh’s com­puter and dis­cov­ered sev­eral images and videos of child pornog­ra­phy, po­lice re­ported.

The Mary­land In­ter­net Crimes Against Chil­dren Task Force is com­prised of po­lice agen - cies from around the state, po­lice said, ex­plain­ing that its “pri­mar y mis­sion is to pro­tect chil­dren from com­puter- fa­cil­i­tated sex­ual ex­ploita­tion.”

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