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Booking photo of Gregory Gibson, charged with child pornography.A 63-year-old Cockeysville man who is a youth group leader at a local church has been charged with possession and distribution of hundreds of thousands of pornographic images of extremely young children.

Gregory W. Gibson, of the 10300 block of Malcolm Circle, 21030, is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $750,000 bail. He was arrested Thursday at his home.

Detectives in BCoPD's Crimes Against Children Unit say this is one of the most serious child pornography cases they have ever seen. Police so far have discovered about 250,000 pornographic images of extremely young, prepubescent children -- mostly girls -- on Gibson's computers and hard drives. These are disturbing images depicting child sexual abuse and explicit sex acts and erotica involving children.

Youth Group Leader

Gibson leads a youth group at the Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore, 1800 Cromwell Bridge Rd., Parkville, for children ranging in age from 9 through college age. Also, Gibson's wife has been operating an unlicensed daycare operation from the home; police have notified authorities of the illegal daycare operation.

There is no indication at this time that Gibson has abused children or used children he knows to produce pornographic material; however, the investigation remains ongoing.

The investigation began in February, when detectives identified online child pornography they traced through computer forensics to Gibson. Search and seizure warrants were executed at Gibson's home and place of employment on April 16; detectives seized computers and hard drives belonging to Gibson containing a massive amount of child pornography.

During interviews with detectives, Gibson said he struggles with his need to view child pornography and admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography.

The Baltimore County Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning.

On Sunday, January 12, at approximately 1:17 a.m., Baltimore County Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Whitehead Court, 21207 for a shooting. Upon arrival, police found the unidentified 18-year-old victim lying in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower back. The police investigation revealed that the victim was at the Motel 6 attending a birthday party for a friend when he was shot by suspects. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel.  

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover. The investigation is being handled by Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) detectives. 

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to call investigators at 410-307-2020. They may also qualify for a reward up to $2,000 if they contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or by email at and the provided information leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.  

No additional details are available at this time.

Revised June 27, 2017