Frederick Man Nabbed In NY State For Crossing State Lines To Have Sex With Minor Children

He also faces pornography charges in Frederick.

 

Frederick, Md (KM). Charges have been filed against a Frederick man whose being held in New York State. Andy Shreve, 40, was arrested last month in Binghamton, New York by the FBI for traveling over state lines to have sex with minor children and distribution of child pornography, according to Frederick Police. He was charged through US District Court in New York.

He’s currently incarcerated at the Broome County, New York Detention Center.

Authorities say Shreve chatted with an uncover agent posing as a mother of two daughters, and told this person he planned to come to New York to have sex with minors.

After learning about the arrest, Lt. Kirk Henneberry with the Frederick Police say detectives obtained a search warrant on Shreve’s home. Police officers, Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force executed the warrant on Shreve’s residence. “They did seize some electronic items, CD’s, a tablet, other items that could contain images,” says Lt. Henneberry. “Once those items were reviewed forensically, there was evidence there was some child pornography on those devices.”

Shreve is charged in Frederick with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, and one count of distribution of child pornography. “However, the federal case in New York is taking precedence,” says Lt. Henneberry. “So basically our arrest warrant–we sent it up there as a detainer–so basically Frederick County is second in line to this individual.”

Police say Shreve told an undercover agent that he was sexually active with other children. Lt. Henneberry says investigators are trying to determine if there are any victims in Frederick. “A lot of time when we have these images, we don’t know exactly who the victim is,” he says. “If there’s a person locally who might put two and two together, they always have that option to call Detective {David} Dewees to talk to him to see if their information might be helpful.”

If you have information about Shreve, you can contact Detective Dewees at 240-409-0280. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Frederick Police Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477). They can also send a text message to 240-674-TIPS (8477), or send an e-mail to fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org.

Frederick Police say parents and other caregivers may want to talk with their children regarding body boundaries and safety, especially  on the internet. Some local organizations they can contact  include Heartly House and the Child Advocacy Center, along with other organizations.

Child Advocacy Center https://frederickcountymd.gov/481/Child-Advocacy-Center-CAC
Heartly House https://www.heartlyhouse.org/
FBI https://www.fbi.gov/resources/parents/resources-for-parents
Child Welfare www.childwelfare.gov
U.S. Dept. of Justice https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/children-internet-safety
Dept. of Homeland Security https://www.dhs.gov/publication/stopthinkconnect-parent-and-educator-resources

 

By Kevin McManus

 

 

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