Man charged with pos­ses­sion of child porn

The Star Democrat - - FRONT PAGE - By JOSH BOLLINGER jbollinger@star­dem.com

EAS­TON —A 26-year-old Eas­ton res­i­dent has been charged with pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy af­ter al­legedly be­ing caught by in­ves­ti­ga­tors down­load­ing videos of child pornog­ra­phy on a peer-to-peer net­work.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the man as Don­ald Fuller of Eas­ton. Ac­cord­ing to a Mary­land State Po­lice press re­lease, In­ter­net Crimes Against Chil­dren in­ves­ti­ga­tors used an IP ad­dress to track where the known videos of child pornog­ra­phy were down­loaded.

Po­lice found the res­i­dence, ex­e­cuted a search and seizure war­rant, and seized nu­mer­ous elec­tron­ics. Foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tions were con­ducted and showed nu­mer­ous child pornog­ra­phy videos down­loaded on the elec­tron­ics, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Fuller al­legedly ad­mit­ted to down­load­ing the videos dur­ing a po­lice in­ter­view, ac­cord­ing to the state po­lice press re­lease.

Fuller is charged with 10 counts of pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy. He was seen by a Tal­bot County District Court com­mis­sioner and re­leased on per­sonal re­cog­ni­zance.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was com­pleted by in­ves­ti­ga­tors with the Up­per Shore Re­gion of the Mary­land State Po­lice

Crim­i­nal En­force­ment Di­vi­sion, which con­sists of troop­ers through­out Kent, Queen Anne’s, Tal­bot, Caro­line and Dorch­ester coun­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, troop­ers as­signed to the unit in­ves­ti­gate the most se­ri­ous or time-con­sum­ing crimes, and pro­vide in­ves­tiga­tive sup­port to other agen­cies through­out the area.

DON­ALD FULLER

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