Youth Group Leader Arrested For Child Porn In Cockeysville

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Police call it one of the most serious child pornography cases they have ever seen. A Cockeysville man, who comes in constant contact with children, is found with 250,000 illegal images.

Christie Ileto stays on the investigation.

Police say during interviews, Gibson admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography. Some 250,000 images were found on his computer, and police fear there could be more.

Once a trusted church youth leader, now police say Gregory Gibson is behind one of Baltimore County’s worst child porn cases.

“On his computers and hard drives, we have found literally hundreds of thousands of extremely disturbing images,” said Elise Armacost, Baltimore County Police Department.

About 250,000 pictures so far of mostly girls being sexually abused—some as young as 4 or 5 years old.

No one answered at the Gibson home, but this man lives across the hall. He didn’t want to be identified, but heard Gibson’s arrest.

“I was half asleep when I heard, ‘Bang, bang, bang.’ They were raiding the place,” he said.

Detectives began investigating Gibson in February, when they traced child porn to his computer. Police say there’s no immediate proof he committed child abuse.

Police don’t have the identities of the children in the photos, but Gibson did have several opportunities to be around kids. Police say his wife ran an unlicensed day care center out of their home, while he was heading a youth group at the Chinese Church of Baltimore.

The church had no one available to comment.

“A lot of parents trusted that he was going to be looking out for those kids’ best interests, and it makes us unfortunately question some of his own motives there,” said Adam Rosenberg, Baltimore Child Abuse Center.

Police say it’s unclear if the children photographed are local or across the globe. The questions now are how many more photos are out there, and exactly who is in them.

Gibson is at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a $750,000 bond.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children had been contacted to help identify the children in those images.

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