Dover Man Faces Child Pornography Charges - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Dover Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

Posted: Updated:
Benjamin L. Byler Benjamin L. Byler

DOVER, Del.–  An undercover online investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force into the distribution of child pornography has led to the arrest of a Dover man, the state Attorney General's Office announced Friday. 

Officials said that as a result of the investigation, detectives from the Child Predator Task Force and troopers from Delaware State Police Troop #3 executed a search warrant Thursday at a home located on the 600 block of Deer Track Road, Dover.

Investigators said that during the search multiple computers and external storage devices, along with several additional digital media devices were seized. In additioin, a resident of the address was developed as a person of interest and taken to DSP Troop #3 for further investigation.  A forensic preview of the evidence revealed multiple files of child pornography on a computer owned by the person of interest.

As a result of the investigation detectives on Thursday arrested the person of interest, 24-year-old Benjamin L. Byler, and charged him with 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.  Byler was arraigned via videophone by JP Court #2 and was taken to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $500,000 secured bail.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Baltimore Schools Police Union Calls for Gun Law Change

    Baltimore Schools Police Union Calls for Gun Law Change

    Feb 22, 2018 9:36 AM2018-02-22 14:36:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-02-22 14:36:49 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)
    The Baltimore City Schools police union president says officers should be allowed to carry their service weapons inside school buildings and has called for a change in state law allowing it.More
    The Baltimore City Schools police union president says officers should be allowed to carry their service weapons inside school buildings and has called for a change in state law allowing it.
    More
  • Attorney: Carney Ignoring Ruling on Court Political Balance

    Attorney: Carney Ignoring Ruling on Court Political Balance

    Feb 22, 2018 7:57 AM2018-02-22 12:57:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:57 AM EST2018-02-22 12:57:16 GMT
    Delaware Gov. John Carney (Photo: WBOC)Delaware Gov. John Carney (Photo: WBOC)
    Delaware Gov. John Carney (Photo: WBOC)Delaware Gov. John Carney (Photo: WBOC)
    Delaware's governor should be held in contempt of court for ignoring a federal judge's ruling invalidating a state mandate for political balance among judges, an attorney said in a court filing Wednesday.More
    Delaware's governor should be held in contempt of court for ignoring a federal judge's ruling invalidating a state mandate for political balance among judges, an attorney said in a court filing Wednesday.More
  • Officials Hold Meeting on Regulations for Guns in Del. Parks

    Officials hold meeting on regulations for guns in Del. Parks

    Feb 22, 2018 4:11 AM2018-02-22 09:11:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:54 AM EST2018-02-22 12:54:36 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    Delaware state officials are holding a final public workshop to seek public input on proposed regulations for carrying guns in state parks and on state forest land.More
    Delaware state officials are holding a final public workshop to seek public input on proposed regulations for carrying guns in state parks and on state forest land.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Harrington Police Investigating Rise in Credit Card Fraud

    Harrington Police Investigating Rise in Credit Card Fraud

    Feb 21, 2018 7:08 PM2018-02-22 00:08:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:47 AM EST2018-02-22 12:47:02 GMT
    The Harrington Police Department is warning people of a possible card skimmer at local businesses after learning of a rise in credit and debit card fraud cases Wednesday.More
    The Harrington Police Department is warning people of a possible card skimmer at local businesses after learning of a rise in credit and debit card fraud cases Wednesday. More
  • Two Arrested on Drugs & Firearm Charges in Dover

    Two Arrested on Drugs & Firearm Charges in Dover

    Feb 21, 2018 1:35 PM2018-02-21 18:35:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-02-21 18:50:40 GMT
    Two people were arrested after a traffic stop in Dover that revealed drugs and firearms in their vehicle.More
    Two people were arrested on drugs and firearms charges following a traffic stop in Dover, Delaware.More
  • Police Make Arrest in Dover Death Investigation

    DSP Make Arrest in Dover Death Investigation

    Feb 21, 2018 5:55 AM2018-02-21 10:55:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:12 AM EST2018-02-21 13:12:34 GMT
    Malcolm A. Casson (Photo: Delaware State Police)Malcolm A. Casson (Photo: Delaware State Police)
    Delaware State Police have charged a suspect with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a man whose body was found at the rear of the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover.More
    Delaware State Police have charged a suspect with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a man whose body was found at the rear of the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover. More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • DelDOT Proposes to Realign Old Orchard Road in Lewes

    DelDOT Proposes to Realign Old Orchard Road in Lewes

    A new DelDOT project aims to address an area that's had over 100 crashes in the past ten years.

    According to new design plans, DelDOT wants to realign Old Orchard Road to create a new, four-way intersection at the existing light at Savannah and Wescoats Roads. DelDOT engineer John Caruano says the project would cost $4 million in state funds, but solve multiple issues in the area.

    More

    A new DelDOT project aims to address an area that's had over 100 crashes in the past ten years.

    According to new design plans, DelDOT wants to realign Old Orchard Road to create a new, four-way intersection at the existing light at Savannah and Wescoats Roads. DelDOT engineer John Caruano says the project would cost $4 million in state funds, but solve multiple issues in the area.

    More
  • Lewes Lightship Being Restored in New Jersey

    Lewes Lightship Being Restored in New Jersey

    A piece of Lewes history is missing. But when she's back, she'll be better than ever. 

    The Lightship Overfalls is currently across the bay in New Jersey, receiving a restoration likened to cosmetic surgery.

    More

    A piece of Lewes history is missing. But when she's back, she'll be better than ever. 

    The Lightship Overfalls is currently across the bay in New Jersey, receiving a restoration likened to cosmetic surgery.

    More
  • Riverside Boat Ramp Construction Delayed in Salisbury, Part 2

    Riverside Boat Ramp Construction Delayed in Salisbury, Part 2

    Construction of a new Riverside Boat Ramp in Salisbury has been delayed, leaving some boaters with concerns as boating season is just around the corner. Work to rebuild the new east-side boat ramp was set to begin by the end of February and be complete by April 1. However, work is now set to begin mid-spring.

    More

    Construction of a new Riverside Boat Ramp in Salisbury has been delayed, leaving some boaters with concerns as boating season is just around the corner. Work to rebuild the new east-side boat ramp was set to begin by the end of February and be complete by April 1. However, work is now set to begin mid-spring.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices