October 7, 2016
(Elkton, MD) - Maryland State Police investigators from the Maryland Computer Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested a Cecil County man earlier today on child pornography related charges.
The suspect is identified as Saul Hansen, 33, of the unit block of Molitor Road, Elkton, MD. Hansen was arrested without incident and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography.
Earlier this year, investigators with the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force developed information about the potential distribution of child pornography over the Internet. As a result of the subsequent investigation, Hansen was identified as the suspect and a search warrant was served at Hansen’s residence shortly after 9:30 a.m. this morning, by Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit investigators, state troopers from the North East Barrack, police officers from Elkton Police Department and agents from Homeland Security Investigations.
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. Hansen was transported to the Cecil County District Court Commissioner’s Office for processing where he is currently awaiting to be seen by a Court Commissioner.
The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is organized under the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Section. The task force is comprised of police agencies from around the state and 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.