Parkville man, 56, charged with possessing, distributing child porn

He is also accused of abusing disabled adult in his care

May 26, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A 56-year-old Parkville man accused of abusing a developmentally disabled adult in his care has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, Baltimore County police said Wednesday.

Officers served a search-and-seizure warrant on the home of Tony Chestnut, 56, in the 1200 block of Halstead Road after receiving a tip that he had child pornography, according to police.

Detectives found pornographic movies, as well as a video of Chestnut sexually abusing a developmentally disabled adult, police said. Chestnut had been employed as a group home caregiver for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, and the victim was identified as someone he had contact with through his work, according to police.

Catholic Charities of Baltimore spokeswoman Kerrie Burch-DeLuca said that after they learned of the charges, Chestnut was suspended Wednesday pending an administrative review.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.