Police warn about child porn video shared on Facebook

The Maryland State Police and the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force are aware of a viral video being shared through social media depicting apparent child pornography.

"As this investigation proceeds, law enforcement issues a reminder to the public that possession, dissemination or sharing of this video is a criminal act", Garrett said. Instead, report the message to Facebook immediately and delete it.

The Kent County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating the matter.

The Marietta Police Department emphasizes that anyone who receives this video must not share the video with anyone.


"Although there are good intentions by so many to share the video, it is traumatizing this particular young lady, who I believe five years old", said Wigle.

"We do not allow the sharing of child exploitative images on Facebook or Messenger - even to express outrage".

Remember, sharing child pornography is a crime and may result in criminal charges. Reports have been coming into other police departments since at least Friday. Include the sender's screen name, but do NOT forward the content to others, including website administrators or law enforcement, as it could be considered distribution. They have not released any additional information but they are sending a warning to users on social media.

Authorities say people are sharing the video, hoping to help catch the perpetrator.

  • Valerie Cook