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Maryland State Police News Release

Maryland State Police Arrest Cecil County Man On Child Pornography Charges

(ELKTON, MD) – Troopers arrested and charged a Cecil County man early Tuesday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.

The suspect is identified as Edward Slicer Jr., 70, of Elkton, Maryland. Slicer is charged with five counts of distribution of child pornography and ten counts of possession of child pornography. He was transported to the Maryland State Police North East Barrack for processing.Beginning in October, the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into the distribution and possession of child pornography online. The investigation led to the identification of the suspect and his residence in Cecil County.

At approximately 4:30 a.m., Maryland State Police, assisted by the Elkton Police Department and Homeland Security and Investigations, served a search warrant at the identified residence. A preliminary forensic review of the suspect’s electronic devices revealed multiple child pornography files.

The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This is a combined law enforcement effort involving police departments across Maryland that is made possible in part due to grant funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services and by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Task force investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.

      Edward Slicer Jr.


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