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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Sexual Solicitation of a Minor Arrests

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 May 19, 2019

 

Sexual Solicitation of a Minor Arrests


FREDERICK, MD - The Frederick Police Department and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office arrested 4 adult males for attempting to solicit children for sex following a multi-day undercover operation conducted the week of May 12, 2019.

These arrests resulted from investigations conducted by the Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the State’s Attorney’s Office as part of the Frederick County Cyber Crime Task Force (FCCTF).  During this operation, suspects chatted on several social media platforms with undercover investigators who posed as minors.  Authorities arrested the suspects as they arrived at a pre-arranged meeting place for an encounter.

Detectives arrested and charged 4 people with Sexual Solicitation of a Minor.  All defendants are being held without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

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The mission of the Frederick County Cyber Crime Task Force (FCCTF) is to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute internet sexual predators who exploit children through the use of the internet and technology, consistent with Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force standards and procedures.

 The Frederick Police Department and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office received funding for these operations from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention funded this project under sub-award number ICAC-2019-0013. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of a State or Federal agency.

 Media Contacts:

Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office:   Will Cockey (301) 600-2972 / (443) 413-4385

Frederick Police Department:  Michele Bowman  (301) 600-2091 / (240) 446-4912

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office:  Taylor Clarke (301) 600-3653 / (240) 549-9780




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