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Maryland State Police arrest Fallston man on child pornography charges

FALLSTON, MD—A Harford County man was arrested and charged on Thursday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.

Robert Jackson Wyatt Jr., 52, of Fallston, has been charged with four counts of distribution of child pornography and eight counts of possession of child pornography. Wyatt was arrested at his residence without incident and taken to the Harford County Detention Center.

In August 2021, authorities initiated an investigation into the possession and distribution of child pornography online. The investigation led to the identification of the suspect and his residence in Harford County.

On Thursday morning, the Maryland State Police, assisted by Homeland Security Investigations, served a search warrant at the identified residence. A preliminary forensic review of the suspect’s electronic devices revealed multiple child pornography files.

Wyatt is currently being held without bond.

The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This is a combined law enforcement effort involving police departments across Maryland that is made possible in part due to grant funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services and by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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