Maryland State Police Arrest Somerset Co. Man For Child Pornography

(Princess Anne, MD) -   Maryland State Police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore Region, arrested a Somerset County man on Monday July 18, 2016 on child pornography related charges.

The suspect is identified as Marco Garcia, 38, of the 26000 block of Minden Ave, Crisfield, MD. Garcia was arrested without incident and charged with possession of child pornography, burglary and theft.

Earlier this year, investigators with the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore Region developed information about potential child pornography through a burglary and theft investigation. As a result of the subsequent investigation, Garcia was identified as the suspect and a consent search was conducted at Garcia’s residence shortly after 4:00 p.m. Monday, by Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore Region, state troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack, deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the Crisfield Police Department.

Search of Garcia’s residence resulted in the recovery of various digital media storage devices. Evidence will be submitted to the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Lab for analysis. Garcia was transported to the Somerset County District Court Commissioner’s Office for processing and a hearing before a District Court commissioner. Garcia was held on a $10,000 bond.

State Police investigators are asking anyone with information come forward. Callers may remain anonymous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack at (443) 260-3700. This investigation is still active and ongoing.

Photo provided by the Maryland State Police.


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