Cecil County, Md man arrested on child pornography charges

Joseph Deshon

Joseph Deshon

NORTH EAST, MD –  Maryland State Police arrested a Cecil County man early Wednesday morning on child pornography related charges.

The suspect is identified as Joseph Deshon, 42, of the unit block of Mallory Way, North East. Deshon was arrested without incident and charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and two counts of Distribution of Child Pornography.Earlier this year, investigators with the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force developed information about the potential distribution of child pornography over the Internet.

As a result of the subsequent investigation, Deshon was identified as the suspect and a search warrant was served at his residence shortly after 5:00 a.m. Wednesday morning by Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit investigators, state troopers from the North East Barrack and agents from Homeland Security Investigations.

Service of the search warrant resulted in the recovery of various digital media storage devices.  Evidence will be submitted to the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Lab for analysis. Deshon was transported to the Cecil County District Court Commissioner’s Office for processing and a hearing before a District Court commissioner.

Deshon was held on a $400,000 bond.