News Release, Maryland State Police

Clinton, MD- Maryland State Police computer crimes investigators have arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man this morning with the possession and distribution of child pornography.

The suspect is identified as Christopher Harris, 20, of Clinton, MD.  He is charged with six counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of distribution of child pornography.  Subsequent to his arrest at his home, Harris was transported to the College Park Barrack for processing and later taken to the Hyattsville Detention Center.

Christopher Harris, 20, of Clinton, MD

Earlier this year, an online investigation began involving the distribution and possession of child pornography by troopers from the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Investigators obtained images of child pornography that were being distributed online.  Further investigation led to the identification of the suspect and his exact location in Prince George’s County.

Troopers obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence which was served early this morning.  Harris was subsequently arrested at 8:45 a.m. without incident.

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 Control and Prevention (GOCCP) 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.

Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit is the lead in the investigation. Assistance was provided by troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division Central South Region along with officers from Homeland Security Investigations, and Prince George’s County Police Department. The investigation continues…

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