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MCPS elementary school lunch aide arrested for child porn

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Sean R. Kelley 1Maryland State Police arrested MCPS elementary school aide Sean Kelley Friday on 10 counts of child pornography-related charges. COURTESY PHOTO  State police on Friday, Jan. 5 arrested a Silver Spring public elementary school cafeteria worker on 10 counts of child pornography-related charges. The school's principal sent a letter to parents and guardians of children who attend the school informing them of the arrest that same day.

Officers of the Maryland State Police charged Cloverly Elementary School employee Sean Kelley with seven counts of possession of imagery of an individual under the age of 16 engaged in sexual conduct and three counts of distribution of imagery of a minor engaged in sexual conduct.

According to a Jan. 5 letter sent by Cloverly Elementary School Principal Melissa Brunson, authorities believe the images associated with the charges were downloaded from the internet and are not of Montgomery County Public School students.

MCPS Spokesman Derek Turner said Kelley was placed on administrative leave Sept. 12.  

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Get ready for the subpoena for computers

gavel2 1 With the advent of personal computers, the courts have had to develop law on how to apply the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures to police efforts to obtain evidence from computers. How search warrants to obtain such information fit within the constitutional scheme was explored by Maryland’s intermediate appellate court in an opinion issued this week in a case called John Fone v. State of Maryland.

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Trial date set for Sanchez

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Sanchez mug shotHenry Sanchez                 FILE PHOTO  ROCKVILLE – Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge John Debelius set Oct. 24 as the trial date for Henry E. Sanchez, a Rockville High School student formerly charged with rape. He is now charged with two counts of possession of child pornography.

Sanchez, 18, along with Jose O. Montano, was charged with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of sexual assault of a 14-year-old female student at Rockville High School, but the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County decided to drop the charges after an independent investigation showed there was not enough evidence to proceed.

“After a painstaking investigation and review of these matters, we have concluded that the facts of this case do not support the charges originally filed in this matter,” McCarthy said after the state dropped the charges against Sanchez May 4.

While the rape and sexual assault charges have been dropped against Sanchez, he is now being charged with two counts of child pornography.

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