UPDATE (July 29 1:51 p.m.):
After a bail review, Carl Ross is now being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Original release (July 29 10:04 a.m.):
On July 1, a detective with the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit was conducting a check of the Internet for persons sharing child pornography. During that time, the detective identified a source that was sharing pornographic images of children.
Further investigation indicated that this source was located in a home in the Unit block of Pelczar Avenue 21221. On July 28, detectives served a search and seizure warrant on that home. Recovered during the search warrant was a computer and a cell phone. A preliminary review of the computer indicated that it contained child pornography. The Baltimore County Police Digital and Multi-Media Evidence Unit will conduct a detailed forensic examination.
The investigation has indicated that 28-year-old Carl Ross of the home in the Unit block of Pelczar Avenue 21221 was responsible for the child pornography on the computer recovered during the search and seizure warrant. The investigation also indicated that he knowingly and willfully received and shared child pornography.
During the investigation, detective also learned that Carl Ross had committed a sexual offense against a 10-year-old girl.
Carl Ross has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography as well as sexual abuse of a minor and related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $275,000 bail.