CUMBERLAND, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police arrested an 18-year-old man from Allegany County for possession of child porn and related charges following a multi-state investigation.

Brent Bittner, of Cumberland, was arrested Wednesday after Maryland State Police and Homeland Security served a warrant at his residence. According to officials, multiple child pornography files were found in an early review of Bittner’s devices and he was detained on the scene.

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Brent Bittner, 18, MSP

West Virginia Police began investigating Bittner in February 2021 after learning that he was having sexually explicit conversations with a minor. Maryland State Police and Washington County Police later became involved in the investigation.

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Bittner was arrested and transported by MSP. Charges are pending in Maryland.

Bittner is charged in West Virginia with use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor, employment or use of a minor to produce obscene matter, distribution and display to a minor of obscene matter and use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct that is prohibited.

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The investigation is still ongoing.

CBS Baltimore Staff