FREDERICK, Md - Four adult men were arrested by the Frederick Police Department and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office for attempting to solicit children for sex following a multi-day undercover operation conducted the week of May 12, 2019.
These arrests resulted from investigations conducted by the Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the State's Attorney's Office as part of the Frederick County Cyber Crime Task Force (FCCTF). During this operation, suspects chatted on several social media platforms with undercover investigators who posed as minors. Authorities arrested the suspects as they arrived at a pre-arranged meeting place for an encounter.
Detectives arrested and charged 4 people with Sexual Solicitation of a Minor. All defendants are being held without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.
The mission of the Frederick County Cyber Crime Task Force (FCCTF) is to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute internet sexual predators who exploit children through the use of the internet and technology, consistent with Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force standards and procedures.