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Denton Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Posted: 11/02/2017 11:41:00 -04:00 Updated:
Christopher John Baier Christopher John Baier

DENTON, Md.- A 51-year-old man is facing child pornography and related charges following a police raid on his Denton home. 

The Caroline County Sheriff's Office said that Monday's arrest of Christopher John Baier stemmed from an investigation that got underway in August.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the FBI notified it of online cyber-tips about a Caroline County resident - later identified as Baier - being in posession of child pornography.

Following a lengthy investigation, Sheriff's Office detectives said they learned that Baier was receiving and sending images of child pornography to various people online. He also viewing, sending and receiving the files through a cloud storage service company, investigators said. 

Search warrants were served on several communications companies where a large amount of child pornography was discovered in numerous accounts owned and maintained by Baier, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

On Monday, detectives, along with agents from the FBI, Maryland State Police and the Caroline County State's Attorney's Office, executed a search warrant on Baier's home on Branch Court in Denton. 

Authorities said during the raid they recovered numerous electronic devices filled with a large amount of child pornography. 

Baier was taken into custody at his home and charged with possession of child pornography, possession of obscene matter with intent to distribute and promote/distribute child pornography. A court commissioner initially ordered Baier held without bond but on Tuesday, following a bail review, he was released by a District Court judge. 

Anyone with information about Baier is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-479-4123.

 

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