Cordova man eyes child sex charges
EASTON — A Cordova man was arrested Thursday, Nov. 30, after being accused of multiple sex offenses involving children.
Police identified the man as James Morris Jr., 69, of the 11900 block of Cordova Road. He has been under investigation by Maryland State Police for alleged incidents that stretch back 27 years, and the investigation is developing evidence indicating there may be other victims, according to state police.
Police said the investigation began in October this year, when Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators assigned to the Mar yland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a tip over the internet about Morris’ alleged involvement in the production of child pornography and the sexual abuse of multiple children.
Early Thursday, ICAC investigators from the Maryland State Police, Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigation served a search warrant at Morris’ residence, and recovered computers
and related electronic equipment belonging to him, according to police.
Police said that during the investigation, investigators learned of multiple people who allegedly were sexually abused by Morris in the past and developed evidence indicating he may be currently abusing young teenagers. Based on this information and evidence, Morris was arrested immediately, police said.
Morris is charged with sodomy, second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense, child abuse and perverted practice. Those charges are related to the alleged abuse of a child who was 5 to 8 years old between 1990 and 1993, when the abuse is reported to have occurred.
The investigation continues. Investigators are asking any others who may have been assaulted by Morris or anyone with further information to call Tfc. Andrew Franzen at the MSP Easton Barracks at 410-8194747. The identity of callers may remain anonymous.
JAMES MORRIS JR.