Md State Police Charge Thurmont Man With Child Pornography Offenses

He was arrested Friday morning.



Thurmont, Md (KM) A Thurmont man is charged with multiple counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. Charles Snedegar, 19, was arrested at his home Friday morning and taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

The Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about possible distribution of child pornography from a specific internet address. The task force started an investigation which led to the identification of an address and a suspect, State Police say in a news release.

Troopers and agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI served a search warrant at Snedegar’s home on Friday at 8:00 AM. Authorities confiscated computer equipment. They say a preliminary forensic review at the scene indicated the presence of multiple computer files of child pornography.

Snedegar was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography, and five counts of possession of child pornography.


By Kevin McManus




Charles Snedegar