Elkton, Maryland Man Facing Child Porn Charges

Late last month Maryland Troopers arrested and charged a Cecil County man after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography, according to police officials.

Authorities said 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 of 2020, 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, according to police.

At approximately 4:30 a.m., on December 22, 2020, 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, said police.

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. Taskforce investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.

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