Trump del­e­gate in­dicted on fed­eral charges of child porn, gun, ex­plo­sives

Bai­ley, of Wal­dorf, held un­til hear­ing

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com

A Wal­dorf man was in­dicted by a fed­eral grand jury on Wed­nes­day, ac­cused of il­le­gally trans­port­ing ex­plo­sives and am­mu­ni­tion, pos­ses­sion of a ma­chine gun, as well as pro­duc­tion and pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy, the U.S. States At­tor­ney’s Of­fice an­nounced on Thurs­day.

A del­e­gate of the Repub­li­can Na­tional Con­ven­tion in sup­port of Don­ald Trump, Caleb An­drew Bai­ley, 30, re­mains in fed­eral cus­tody await­ing a de­ten­tion hear­ing sched­uled for May 24.

His fa­ther, Collins Bai­ley, is the for­mer vice chair of the Mary­land Repub­li­can Party.

On Feb. 18, a pack­age rup­tured open at a postal fa­cil­ity in Capi­tol Heights, prompt­ing postal po­lice and in­spec­tors to re­spond to the scene, au­thor­i­ties re­ported.

The pack­age, which was

ad­dressed to a firearms store in Wis­con­sin, con­tained 400 rounds of .223 cal­iber ammo, 119 rounds of reloaded .50 cal­iber car­tridges with M48A1 in­cen­di­ary pro­jec­tiles, and 200 rounds of 14.5mm M183A1 spot­ting pro­jec­tiles which con­tain an ex­plo­sive charge, ac­cord­ing to court records.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the pack­age was one of five that had been dropped off at the USPS White Plains branch on Feb. 17, Spe­cial Agent Daniel Gi­b­lin wrote in an af­fi­davit.

On Feb. 25 and March 3, a man be­lieved to be Bai­ley called and al­legedly pro­vided the track­ing num­ber for the pack­age, ad­vis­ing that it had not been de­liv­ered yet, court records in­di­cate. In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve Bai­ley used a false name when he called the first time but iden­ti­fied him­self as Caleb Bai­ley dur­ing the sec­ond call.

On May 5, po­lice raided prop­er­ties associated to Bai­ley, in­clud­ing his home, and al­legedly seized a ma­chine gun and re­port­edly found ev­i­dence that Bai­ley “used a mi­nor to en­gage in sex­u­ally ex­plicit con­duct

to pro­duce child pornog­ra­phy” from March 2015 to Jan­uary 2016, a USAO press re­lease states. The in­dict­ment also al­leges that Bai­ley was in pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy.

“Bai­ley faces a max­i­mum sen­tence of 10 years in prison for un­law­ful trans­port of ex­plo­sives by a non-li­censee and for il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of a ma­chine gun; a manda­tory min­i­mum of 15 years and a max­i­mum of 30 years in prison for pro­duc­tion and at­tempted pro­duc­tion of child pornog­ra­phy; and a max­i­mum sen­tence of 10 years in prison for pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy,” states a USAO press re­lease.

In cus­tody, Bai­ley awaits a de­ten­tion hear­ing on May 24, at which time his ini­tial ap­pear­ance will be sched­uled.

In the press re­lease, United States At­tor­ney Rod J. Rosen­stein “com­mended ATF-Ar­son and Ex­plo­sives Group for the Bal­ti­more Field Di­vi­sion, HSI Bal­ti­more, U.S. Postal In­spec­tion Ser­vice-Washington Di­vi­sion and Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice for their work in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.” Rosen­stein also thanked As­sis­tant U.S. At­tor­neys Jen­nifer R. Sykes and Thomas P. Win­dom, who are pros­e­cut­ing the case.

When reached by phone, Collins Bai­ley de­clined com­ment.

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