Crime, Police/Fire

Towson University police officer from Essex arrested on child pornography charges

ESSEX, MD—A Corporal with the Towson University Police Department was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of distributing/promoting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The officer has been identified as Peter Publico, 53, of the unit block of Lindsey Court in Essex (21221). The investigation began after police discovered that, in February, Publico electronically distributed …


Business, Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Harford County Sheriff’s Office announces addition Maryland’s first electronic storage detection dog

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler on Thursday announced the addition of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office’s (HCSO) newest law enforcement canine, K-9 Sata. K-9 Sata is certified as an electronic storage detection (ESD) canine and derives his name from the Serial AT Attachment, a computer bus interface that connects mass storage devices and a commonly used connector …


Carney man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County correctional officer from Carney pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Monday. Thomas Michael Mannion Jr., 46, of Carney, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of production of child pornography and admitted to engaging in sexually explicit conduct with two minor victims. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District …

Nottingham man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a minor

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a former hospital employee, charged with a number of sex offenses, following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Detectives arrested Donald Joseph Benson Jr., 40, of the 3400-block of Parkfalls Drive (21236) in the Seven Courts community on Thursday, and have charged him with a number of sex …

Parkville dentist arrested on child pornography charges

PARKVILLE, MD—A dentist who works in the Parkville area has been arrested on child pornography charges. On Monday, November 4, detectives with the Carroll County Advocacy and Investigations Center, along with members of the FBI’s Maryland Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, arrested Adam Vincent Slatniske, a 28-year-old male with a Sykesville address. The arrest followed an investigation that …

Frosh announces indictment of former state employee for possession of child pornography

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced the indictment of a former Maryland Department of General Services employee, Stephen Wayne Cormack, 70, for possession of child pornography. The investigation revealed that Cormack was using his work computer and a personal computer to view images of child pornography. Charges in the indictment include 10 counts of …

Kingsville man sentenced to 27 years in prison on child pornography charges

A judge on Monday sentenced a Kingsville man to more than two decades in prison in connection with child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Keith Edward Taylor, 33, to 27 years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for production of child pornography.  Upon his release from prison, Taylor will be required to register as a sex offender …

Essex man sentenced to 17 years in prison for producing child pornography

An Essex man has been sentenced to prison in connection with child pornography charges. On Monday, Roy David Evans Jr., 34, of Essex, was sentenced to 17 years in prison followed by lifetime supervised release on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography, possession of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography. The judge in the case also …