Anne Arundel man arrested for child porn possession

(Photo Credit: Maryland State Police)

ANNE ARUNDEL CO., – An Anne Arundel County man was arrested and charged Wednesday morning after a Maryland State Police investigation found evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Edward William Weekley.  He is charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography and five counts of possession of child pornography.  Weekley was arrested at his residence around  8 Wednesday morning. He is currently awaiting an appearance before a court commissioner.

In November of 2017, an investigator from the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit was conducting an online investigation involving the distribution and possession of child pornography. The investigator downloaded child pornography, which was distributed via the Internet. Further investigation led to Weekley’s residence.

Wednesday morning the Maryland State Police served a search warrant at Weekley’s residence by law enforcement personnel from Homeland Security & Investigations and Anne Arundel County Police.  A preliminary forensic review of Edward Weekley’s electronic devices indicated they held child pornography files.