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Man arrested, charged with ten counts of possession of child pornography

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 15:11:37-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A 68-year-old man has been charged with ten counts of possession of child pornography, Anne Arundel Police announced on Friday.

In October 2019, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in reference to a report of a specific account that was directly associated in uploading child pornographic images to a particular internet site.

After issuing and executing several court orders, detectives identified an address involved with uploading the child pornography.

In January, detectives responded to an address in West River Maryland and spoke with the only occupant of the residence. During a search of his electronic devices, child pornography was observed and the device was then secured as evidence which was later forensically analyzed.

The suspect, identified as Kenneth Austin Stewart was interviewed in regards to the ongoing investigation and on March 26, he was placed under arrest without incident.

The Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone with information on this incident or the suspect to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP (866-756-2587).