(Greenbelt, MD) - Maryland State Police investigators from the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force have arrested a Prince George’s County man on child pornography related charges.
The suspect is identified as Rodney White, 50, of the 6900 block of Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD. White was arrested without incident and charged with possession of child pornography, displaying obscene matter to a minor and distributing child pornography. Further charges are pending.
Earlier this year, investigators with the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force developed information about the potential distribution of child pornography online. As a result of the subsequent investigation, White was identified as the suspect and a search warrant was served at White’s residence shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Thursday morning April 21, 2016 by Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit investigators, state troopers from the College Park Barrack, agents from Homeland Security Investigations and officers from the Greenbelt Police Department.
Service of the search warrant resulted in the recovery of various digital media storage devices. Evidence will be submitted to the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Lab for analysis. Investigators consulted with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office regarding charges that were placed. White was transported to Prince George’s County Central Booking for processing and a hearing before a District Court commissioner.
The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.