CROWNSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Police have arrested a 36-year-old Crownsville man who they said had 18,000 images of child pornography on numerous electronic devices.
Jared Ethan Johnson was arrested Wednesday in a hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Anne Arundel County Police Department said Johnson had fled the state to evade law enforcement.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: 985 New Cases, Hospitalizations Slightly Down Monday
Police said they began investigating the case in June after getting information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. On July 24, detectives searched Johnson’s home in the 100 block of Tudor Drive and seized numerous digital devices.READ MORE: Family Of 21-Year-Old Haley Herron Searching For Answers After Deadly, Possible Road Rage Incident Over Easter Weekend
An analysis of those devices found the approximately 18,000 files of child porn, police said.
Johnson was taken to a detention center where he is awaiting extradition to Maryland on ten child pornography possession charges.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Group To Recommend Affordable Housing Improvements