Maryland State Trooper Christopher Black, 48, was arrested on Friday morning and charged with six counts of possession of child pornography, according to authorities. Black, who had obtained the rank of sergeant, was taken into custody after an investigation into his alleged possession of child pornography. The Maryland State Police have not released any further information about the case.
This is not the first time a Maryland State Trooper has faced charges related to sexual misconduct. In recent years, several troopers have been arrested and charged with sex offenses and assault. The Maryland State Police have stated that they take these allegations seriously and will investigate any reports of misconduct.