$14,000 reward offered for information on Maryland infant sex abuse case

PIKESVILLE, MD—A reward of up to $14,000 is being offered to anyone who can identify a woman with critical knowledge in a sexual child exploitation investigation. Maryland State Police are asking for assistance in identifying the woman captured in video screenshots from 2020. The photos above show an adult woman with distinctive tattoos including a chest tattoo and multiple arm/hand […]

Baltimore County detectives continue to search for suspects in 1970s homicide

TOWSON, MD—The search continues for the person responsible for the homicide of Margaret Fetterolf, who for forty-five years was known as “Woodlawn Jane Doe.” On September 12, 1976, Baltimore County detectives located the body of a young woman in the 5600-block of Dogwood Road, near the Lorraine Park Cemetery in Woodlawn. The woman had been strangled and sexually assaulted. Additional […]

Maryland man sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child

BALTIMORE, MD—A Cecil County man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child. On January 17, 2023, U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Xavier Lee, a/k/a “X,” 44, of Elkton, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a minor. Judge Hollander […]

Maryland State Police officials seek to educate residents about warning signs of human trafficking

PIKESVILLE, MD—With January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Maryland State Police are urging the public to recognize potential warning signs to reduce the chances of others becoming victims in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation every two minutes in the United States. There are also an estimated […]

Police searching for missing Parkville girl

PARKVILLE, MD—Police in Baltimore County are searching for a missing Parkville girl. Olivia Watson, 13, was last seen on September 6, 2022 in the Parkville area. Authorities say she is 5’6″ tall and weighs 125 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. Olivia may stay in the local area or travel to Baltimore or Dundalk. She may change her […]

FBI rescues 84 victims of child sex trafficking, locates 37 missing children during nationwide operation

BALTIMORE, MD—The FBI, working with its state and local partners during two weeks in August, identified and located 84 minor victims of child sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation offenses and located 37 actively missing children during a nationwide enforcement campaign, dubbed “Operation Cross Country.” The FBI-led nationwide initiative focused on identifying and locating victims of sex trafficking and investigating […]

Maryland State Police warn public of online scam involving sexual extortion of minors

EASTON, MD—Maryland State Police are reminding parents of online safety and to be aware of online scams involving the sexual extortion of minors. Authorities say they have received numerous reports of minors being contacted by other social media users who begin chatting with them via messaging services such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms may provide users the […]

Maryland State Police warning parents about increase in online child sex exploitation cases

BALTIMORE, MD—With both children and adults spending more time online due to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland State Police officials are reminding those of all ages to be vigilant with regard to internet safety. According to the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit, cyber tips concerning the potential sexual exploitation of children have increased considerably over the […]