Police in Baltimore County have charged a Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney with possession and distribution of child pornography.
On July 12, detectives received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about Internet activity related to child pornography. The investigation led detectives to identify an address in the 21236 zip code as a source of child pornography being shared on the Internet.
On Tuesday morning at 5 a.m., a search and seizure warrant was served at that address. Items recovered during the search warrant service included numerous images and videos of child pornography as well as various items of computer equipment and digital storage devices.
Detectives identified 39-year-old Patrick Michael Moran as the person responsible for the child pornography. He was taken into custody and transported to a police facility for processing.
Detectives also discovered that Moran is a Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to the juvenile division.
At this time, there is no evidence to indicate that Moran was involved in the production of child pornography.
Moran was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and released on $150,000 bail.