St. Helena man charged with child porn
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:18

Photos, videos recovered from man’s computer

by Bill Gates

    Baltimore City police arrested a St. Helena man on Thursday when he showed up for what he allegedly believed would be an encounter with a 14-year-old girl, only to instead be confronted by police officers.
    David R. Fisher, 43, of the 6700 block of St. Helena Avenue was arrested on 13 charges related to child pornography.
    He was being held without bail as of earlier this week.
    Fisher was charged with nine counts of promoting and distributing child pornography and four counts of possession of child pornography.
   

Police reportedly found over 1,000 files and folders  — amounting to more than 100 gigabytes — on an external hard drive identified as belonging to Fisher.
    The photographs and videos allegedly showed adults, both male and female, having sex with children believed to be as young as two years old.
    Police began investigating Fisher in November after an acquaintance allegedly found child pornography on Fisher’s computer and reported it to police.
    Investigators reportedly found e-mails show- ing that Fisher actively shared child pornography.
    Some of the children in the photos and videos are alleged to be members of Fisher’s family.
    The investigation culminated with a police detective contacting Fisher online while posing as a 14-year-old girl.
    The detective arranged a meeting with Fisher in which Fisher apparently believed he would be having sex with the teen girl.
    Police are requesting help in identifying the young victims in the photos and videos.
    Anyone with information is asked to call the Baltimore City Police Cyber Crimes Unit at 443-984-7135.