WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — A 28-year-old Sykesville man who works as a dentist in Baltimore County has been arrested following a child pornography investigation.
Adam Vincent Slatniske is accused of possessing and sharing multiple images of child pornography through a social network service, Carroll County officials said Tuesday morning.
He was arrested Monday morning by detectives in Carroll County along with members of the FBI’s Maryland Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Taskforce.
Slatniske was allegedly accessing the social network service from a device where he worked, officials said. He is a dentist at Parkville Family Dentistry in Baltimore County.
He is charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.
Officials said at this point there is no indication that Slatniske was manufacturing child pornography.
The arrest came as a surprise to neighbors and patients of Slatniske’s.
“I had another appointment to get a root canal done by that dentist and this is a shocker to me. I can’t believe it,” said Meredith Osborne.
“He didn’t impress me as anybody, anything other than a kind, gentle and skilled dentist. I’m totally surprised,” said Parkville resident Abdul Latif Balanta.
In a statement, the dental office said it takes the allegations very seriously and had no idea about the alleged crime.
“We want our patients to know we value them and their dental health above all else,” the statement said. “We look forward to welcoming a new outstanding dentist to our practice.”
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective J. Moore at 410-386-3642 or email@example.com.
Anyone with concerns about the Parkville Family Dentistry is asked to call the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit at 410-853-3650.