He was arrested Tuesday morning.
Gaithersburg, MD – Maryland State Police arrested a Hagerstown man in Montgomery County Tuesday morning on child pornography charges.
Hugo J. Arce, 40, was arrested at a relative’s residence and was charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of distribution of child pornography.
Troopers from the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an investigation involving the distribution of child pornography in September and identified an individual in Montgomery County actively sharing child pornography files online.
Arce was arrested and multiple child pornography files were found on his electronic devices.
The devices were seized and will be further analyzed by the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Laboratory.
Arce was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, Maryland for processing.
By Timothy Young