Maryland State Police Beat / Joseph Deshon charged with child porn by Maryland State Police

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Maryland State Police Beat / Joseph Deshon charged with child porn by Maryland State Police

Cecil prosecutor will likely have to sit this trial out while he faces his own indecent exposure charges

NORTH EAST, MD.  Maryland State Police reports that investigators from the Maryland Internet Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested a Cecil County man on Sept. 21, 2016, on child pornography related charges.

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The suspect is identified as Joseph M. Deshon, 42, of 9 Mallory Way, North East, MD. Deshon 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, Deshon was identified as the suspect and a search warrant was served at Deshon’s residence shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning, by Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit investigators, state troopers from the North East Barrack 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. Deshon was transported to the Cecil County District Court Commissioner’s Office for processing and a hearing before a District Court commissioner. Deshon was held on a $400,000 bond.

A Judge reduced the bond to $200,000 and Deshon was released from jail on Sept. 22, 2016.  Deshon faces a preliminary hearing on Oct. 21, 2016, in Cecil County, Md.

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 The prosecutor in the case is the Cecil County States Attorney Ellis Rollins III who was arrested for indecent exposure in Ocean City Md. Rollins was the keynote speaker for the Maryland States Attorney’s Convention and was charged for exposing himself from his hotel balcony.

The story was first reported by SBYNews.com in Salisbury, Md.

Rollins was favored to win the nod for a vacant Circuit Court Judgeship but withdrew following a comment from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan that he was unlikely to select Rollins in light of the arrest.

Court records show that the Attorney for Deshon is Charles L. Waechter, of Halethorpe, Md.

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.

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