Laurel Home Raided, Child Pornography Charges Follow

An investigation in the distribution of child pornography online in Maryland has led to the arrest of a Laurel man whose home was raided Thursday, authorities said.

Angelo F. Perri, 48, of the 12000 block of Whitesell Road, was charged Thursday with 11 counts of dealing in child pornography, said Jason Miller, spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office.

The investigation was initiated by an investigation by the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force who had linked a child pornography distribution ring to Delaware.

Members of the Delaware Child Predator Task Force obtained a warrant Thursday to search Perri’s home and seized a computer and digital evidence from the home and took two residents in for questioning.

A review of the evidence seized revealed multiple child pornography files including a video showing a young girl between 6 and 8 years old engaging in a sex act with an unidentified man.

Perri is being held in the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $660,000 cash bail.