From Maryland State Police:
A Harford County man was arrested and charged earlier today after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.
The suspect is identified as Christian Alsup, 22, of the 100 block of Fallston Meadow Court, Fallston, MD. Alsup was arrested without incident and charged with multiple counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. Alsup is pending being seen by a District Court Commissioner at this time of writing.
Investigators from the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit conducted an on-line investigation involving the distribution and possession of child pornography. As a result of the subsequent investigation, Alsup was identified as the suspect. Earlier today a search warrant of Alsup’s residence lead to the seizure of numerous computers, electronic devices and media storage devices. A search of those devices revealed images and videos of child pornography. The computers recovered during this investigation will be submitted to the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Lab for analysis.
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.