Prince George's County man arrested on child pornography charges

Hyattsville, MD --  A Prince George’s County man was arrested and charged Friday after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.

The suspect is identified as David Kosier, 52, of Hyattsville, Maryland. He is charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography. Kosier was arrested at his residence without incident and taken to the Prince George’s County Detention Center for processing.

In August 2019, troopers from the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received several related CyberTip reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involving the distribution of child pornography online.  The investigation led to the identification of the suspect and his residence in Prince George’s County.

At about 5:20 a.m. today, the Maryland State Police, along with Homeland Security Investigations and the Prince George’s County Police Department, served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. During the serving of the warrant, a preliminary forensic review of Kosier’s electronic devices revealed multiple child pornography files. The devices were seized and will be analyzed by the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Laboratory. Kosier was arrested without incident.

The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This is a combined law enforcement effort involving police departments across Maryland that is made possible in part due to grant funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) and by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Task force investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.

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