Frederick Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Pornography Charges

He could get up to 29 years in prison.








Baltimore, Md. (KM) A Frederick man pleaded guilty on Thursday in US District Court in Baltimore to a federal charge of possession of child pornography. Roy Edward Gibbs, 65, was convicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court in July, 2006 on four counts of involving sexual abuse of two prepubescent  girls, and was sent off to prison. .

The US Attorney’s Office says after Gibbs finished his sentence, he began downloading images and video of child pornography. Between August and November, of 2019, , he distributed these images to law enforcement officers over a file sharing network.  A detective from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office  was able to establish a direct connection between Gibbs’ tablet IP address and  downloaded  seven pages of files containing child pornography, including images of prepubescent girls.

Police served a search warrant on Gibbs’ home on November 15th, 2019,   and confiscated 568 images of child pornography.

As part of his plea agreement, Gibbs will be required to register as a sex offender where he lives, works or goes to school.

He faces a maximum of 29 years in federal prison. No sentencing date has been scheduled.


By Kevin McManus