GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A Charles County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with possession of child pornography.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release Tuesday that 37-year-old Alexander Sullivan of King George, Virginia, was charged in a criminal complaint filed Monday. He was released on home detention after an appearance in federal court in Greenbelt on Tuesday.
Prosecutors say the sheriff's department received allegations that child pornography was being uploaded to a telephone number determined to be Sullivan's number. Authorities say a search conducted on Sullivan's phone numerous photos and videos depicting child pornography.
The Charles County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Sullivan, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been suspended without pay.
A phone number listed for Sullivan is disconnected; online court records to not list a lawyer.