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On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services received a complaint of possible sexual child abuse. The Office of Child and Youth Protection of the Archdiocese of Baltimore indicated that Mr. Brian Funk, a coach at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland, had attended a movie with a minor female student on July 16, 2011. The allegations suggested that a possible relationship existed between Mr. Funk and the female juvenile student.
Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Major Crimes Section immediately began an investigation into the allegations to determine if a crime had been committed by Mr. Funk. At the time the investigation was received by the Police Department on July 26, 2011, Mr. Funk was no longer employed by Archbishop Spalding High School.
The investigation included interviewing the suspect and the student. During the investigation, it was determined that the suspect and minor had exchanged sexually explicit images using their personal cell phones. Throughout the investigation, detectives consulted the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office and on Friday, September 23, 2011 a warrant was confirmed for Funk. Funk’s attorney was advised of the warrant and an arrangement was made for Funk to surrender to police.
On Sunday, September 25, 2011, Funk turned himself in at the Anne Arundel County Police Eastern District. Funk was charged with one count of Child Pornography (11-207) and one count of Display Obscene Item to Minor (11-203)
Suspect: Brian Timothy Funk, 40, of 745 Willowby Run, Pasadena, Md