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Police: Glen Burnie man arrested for uploading child pornography to internet site

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 12:08:05-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A 21-year-old Glen Burnie man has been arrested for allegedly uploading child pornography online.

On April 24 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.

The information was provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization.

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

On July 2, 2019, detectives executed a search warrant at an address in the 500 block of Stanhome Drive in Glen Burnie.

Police say numerous digital devices were taken into custody so that the devices could be analyzed. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Nicholas Alexander Edwards, was on scene and interviewed.

After receiving the results from the forensic extraction of the digital devices taken during the search warrant, as well as the results from numerous internet accounts opened by the suspect, child pornography was found as evidence.

Child Abuse detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Edwards in reference to the distribution and possession of child pornography.

The arrest warrant for Edwards charged him with six counts of distribution of child pornography and seven counts of possession of child pornography.

On Monday, Edwards was arrested by the Anne Arundel County Police Fugitive Apprehension Team without incident at his home.

Edwards is currently being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.

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.

You can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.