State police: Laurel men arrested, held on child pornography charges

The Baltimore Sun

Two Laurel residents were arrested and charged Monday on charges related to child pornography.

According to Maryland State Police, Nicholas Eber, 26, is charged with three counts of distributing child pornography and six counts of possessing child pornography; and Joseph Eber, 21, is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography.

Both were being held at the Prince George’s County Detention Center. Neither had an attorney listed in online records.

State police said in a press release that in February, the agency’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a referral from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reporting possible distribution of child pornography from a specific internet address.

The task force launched an investigation that led to the Ebers’ residence, police said.

State police, together with personnel from Homeland Security & Investigations, served a search warrant at the residence Monday. Police said a preliminary forensic review of electronic devices indicated they held child pornography files. The Ebers were subsequently charged.

Police did not indicate the address of the incident. Online records, however, state the Ebers’ residence as being in the 9500 block of Muirkirk Road.

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