BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Police arrested a Caroline County man with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, distribution and possession of child pornography and related sex offenses.
Casey Merriman, 19, of Marydel, Maryland, was being investigated in October 2016 after Maryland State Police received a cyber-tip about him possessing child pornography.READ MORE: Marylanders, State Highway Administration Prepping For Snow Sunday, Monday
Investigators learned Merriman had recently and temporarily moved to Texas and investigators were contacted to assist on the case.
A search warrant on Merriman’s address in Texas was served and several electronic items were seized. A second search warrant was served on Merriman’s residence in Marydel.
A search of those devices revealed images and videos of child pornography.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Dangerously Cold Temperatures Ahead Of Tomorrow's Snow Storm
During the investigation, police discovered the suspect was actively having sexual contact with three children in Maryland, the youngest was 8-years-old, over a lengthy period of time.
Police also discovered Merriman had inappropriately touched other children in Delaware.
Merriman was charged with five counts each of distribution and possession of child pornography, second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, assault, and sexual abuse of a minor.
He is currently being held without bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.MORE NEWS: Maryland Prepares For Next Winter Snow Sunday Into Monday
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at (410) 822-3101.