February 8, 2023
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Annapolis man arrested on child porn charges

child-pornography2Members of the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested an Anne Arundel County man on child pornography related charges yesterday.

The suspect is identified as Jose Cristobal Flores Rivera, 33, from Annapolis, Maryland. Rivera was charged with Distributing Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography.

As a result of the investigation a search and seizure warrant was executed at Rivera’s residence during March 2015 by a Maryland State Police Computer Crimes investigator, agents from the Department of Homeland Security, Anne Arundel County Police, and Annapolis Police. Investigators identified Rivera as the focus of the investigation. Execution of the search warrant resulted in the seizure of a desktop computer and other digital media containing images of child pornography.

Due to the distribution of child pornography in Anne Arundel County, troopers filed charges with a District Court Commissioner in Anne Arundel County. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for Rivera’s arrest.

On April 1, 2015, uniformed Troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack made contact with Rivera at his Annapolis residence. Rivera was arrested without incident.

The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.

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