Roger Wayne Woods, 35, of Gwynn Oak was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for distribution and possession of child pornography.
A judge ordered that Woods must register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
According to court documents, Woods admitted to using a file sharing program on his computer that shared files for others to download. At least 50 of the 186 files that Woods made available for download showed minors engaging in sexually explicit activity.
Over the course of two days back in Sept. 2014, an undercover detective from the Baltimore County Police Department downloaded images of young girls, according to police.
Police searched Woods' home in Oct. 2014, and found his desktop computer powered on and running the file sharing program. Approximately 3,652 image and videos files were saved to his desktop, most of which related to images of child pornography.
Woods was later taken into custody and admitted to using the file sharing program for 15 years. Further forensic analysis of Woods' desktop and an external hard drive led police to seize over 16,000 images and videos.
The man was charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography.
This case was investigated by the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.